by Courtney Dabney | The singer/songwriter found his passion for music at age 14. Now, just five years later, he landed an audition on season five of The Voice. His vocal of Wanted got two judges to turn their chairs his way, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton. Chase was rewarded with a spot on Shelton’s team.
With a guitar strap over his shoulder and clutching an acoustic guitar, the Arlington native flashes his humble smile. But, he is just as comfortable playing the electric guitar, drums, piano, or keyboard -- all of which he taught himself to play. “I was a really shy kid when I began playing music. I had no formal training or lessons.”
Chase has positioned himself as a crossover artist, easily straddling both the country and pop genres. He has independently released four albums so far, all containing his original music. His newest EP is Country Enough.
“The Voice is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I have been blessed to play a lot of gigs in the past few years, so the size of the studio audience was not daunting for me. But, with 30 cameras flying around you on stage, four music industry heavy weights judging your performance, producers waiting in the wings, and millions watching from home -- it is a little overwhelming,” Chase admits.
Although Chase made it through the first three rounds on the Voice, he was ousted during a Knock Out Round when he went head-to-head against one of his own teammates. Chase said, "Win or lose, my goal was to get my name out there and continue to connect with my fans. I just want to encourage and uplift people with my music." Although he did not ultimately win the competition, Brandon Chase has stepped into the spotlight and seems quite at home there.”