Teens Duet With 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' On The Voice

Teens Duet With 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' On The Voice

The Voice contestants Josie Jones and Kat Hammock perform a unique duet of ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads.’


This classic song was written by John Denver back in 1971. It became an instant hit for Denver. The entire tune is an ode to the great state of West Virginia.

“Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze”

Today, two younger contestants on The Voice are taking on this nostalgic tune. 16-year-old Josie Jones and 18-year-old Kat Hammock are both members of Team Blake.

After nailing their blind auditions, the teens were paired together for a singing duel in the battle rounds. With help from advisor Darius Rucker, both girls were tasked with putting their own touch on the classic song ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads.’

“Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads”

Almost everyone knows these nostalgic lyrics. Nowadays, our world seems to always be in a hurry. The words paint a picture of a simpler time where back roads and Mama’s homemade dishes were all we needed. It’s definitely a treat to hear these two young women belt out these iconic lyrics.

Even though they come from different styles, this classic country tune seems to be the perfect compliment to their unique vocals. After Josie and Kat received rave reviews, coach Blake Shelton ultimately chose Kat to continue on in the competition.