Craig Wayne Boyd is an American singer and songwriter. Boyd rose to fame after he was named winner of the seventh season of The Voice - an NBC reality TV singing competition.
Craig grew up in the suburb of Mesquite in Dallas, Texas. He was born on the 31st of December 1978 in Mesquite, Texas. While growing up, Craig was involved in the church's choir and learned to play a number of musical instruments. He later became his church's choir director, drawing influences from gospel and country music.
In 2004, aged 25, Craig decided to pursue his childhood dream and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to build a career in country music. Afterwards, he penned a publishing deal with EMI, and spent a number of years in songwriting.
After a decade of doing local gigs, song writing, and national support touring, Boyd's dream of building a musical career seemed bleak. It was at this point where he was contemplating an exit strategy from music that he auditioned for The Voice, which was then in its seventh season.
Professional Career and Rise to Fame
In September 2004, Boyd appeared on seventh season of The Voice, an NBC reality TV singing competition. His unique voice and music versatility endeared him to the viewers, making him a fan favorite. After a tightly contested series, Boyd was named winner on the 16th of December 2014.
After winning the competition, Boyd went on to sign deals with Universal Republic and Dot Records. Last year, he penned a deal with Copper line Music Group. The record deal brought Craig in collaboration with Reviver Entertainment Group and BDG/RED for radio promotion and distribution respectively.
Craig has three albums to his name: Craig Boyd (released on the 2nd of June 2008), I Ain’t No Quitter (released on the 28th of March 2013). His latest album, Top Shelf was released on the 27th of October 2017 by Copper line Music Group.
His hit single My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face, enjoyed massive fan play and made it to the number one spot in US Country music, selling nearly a hundred thousand copies.
Craig's career in the American music industry seem to be on an upward trajectory.
In 2016, Craig married his girl friend, Taylor Burland. The couple have a daughter, Dakota. Not much is known about Taylor Burland. Craig seem to have succeeded in keeping his family life away from public scrutiny.
Craig enjoys a remarkable follower-base on social media with more than 160,000 Facebook followers, 95,000 Twitter followers and 33,000 Instagram followers. Boyd leverages his social media following to build his musical career.
Awards and Nominations
Craig Wayne Boyd was the winner of the seventh season of NBC's reality TV singing competition, the voice.
Since beginning his career till date, Craig hasn't been involved in any controversy, neither has there been any negative rumors relating to his personal or professional life. He has managed to shield himself from any dent on his reputation.