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The Voice's Winner, Sundance Head on Putting His Faith in the Lord and Letting Him
Dictate His Path
"Me and Jesus" #1

By Paulette Cohn - Parade Magazine

  It was a shocker Thanksgiving week on The Voice when two members of Blake Shelton‘s team — Austin Allsup and Courtney Harrell — finished as the bottom two and were booted out of the competition.

  That put a lot of pressure on Sundance Head, who became the final member of Team Blake for Season 11. But two weeks later, Sundance stood all alone as the winner.

  Luckily, he had a good track record. At the end of voting, his performance of “Me and Jesus” finished No. 1 on the iTunes charts and the previous week, he had been in the Top 10 as well. It already has made it to #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Christian Music charts.

  Of course, the competition was stiff with Brendan Fletcher and Billy Gilman from Adam Levine‘s team close behind at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively. That said, iTunes is only a part of the way the vote is counted, and America isn’t privy to those numbers, so it is anyone’s guess as to who topped out on The Voice App and if the numbers were big enough to make a difference.

  Parade.com caught up with Sundance at the end of last week’s performance and had a chance to talk to him about his time on The Voice.

  Sundance has done this before when he didn't get past the Top 16 on American Idol 2007.
  “I really feel like I squandered the opportunities that I had on American Idol. I was unprepared, he said. "I definitely was not ready for what went down. I think that they spent a lot of time trying to help me out and trying to guide me in the right direction. At the same note, I was a little bit naïve about the whole process and I should’ve paid more attention to what the show was trying to advise me to do as far as leadership. The difference that I can see [with The Voice] is they [help] the artists and the performers to grow and go out of their way to try to give you outstanding advice and leadership. It was probably done that same way during the Idol show. I just like I said was immature and unprepared as a human being for that whole experience. And I’m really thankful this time that I’m going to get another shot. And I hope that this time, I can do things correctly.”

  He has some additional familiarity with the music industry. His father, Roy Head, had a hit in 1965 called "Treat Her Right" that made it to #2 with the Beatles "Yesterday" keeping it from the top. Click Here to see Roy perform the song on Shindig.

Why did you want to win The Voice?

  I would just like to prove to myself that I have what it takes. Anybody who tells you “no” they don’t want to win is full of baloney. If I go home tomorrow, I have already done more than I thought I was going to do. I just put my faith in the Lord and let him dictate my path in life, so I don’t really argue about outcomes.

Are you going to hit the ground running when it’s over, or take some time off?

  I am going to take one week to go camping in the woods, and then I hope I am gigging every night for the rest of my life.

You have been doing really well on the iTunes charts. What does that mean?

  [He jokes] That means I am charging $10,000 a show when I get home.

If you make the Top 3,
who is your dream duet?

   I put several down.

They ask you?

  They do. I put five names down, I will give you two. I said George Strait was my No. 1 and then I said KISS. That would be the greatest.
   (And KISS it was.)

What won’t you miss when this is all over?

   I won’t miss not having my own car and being able to go wherever I want to go.

The judges are full of compliments. Who do you go to for the unvarnished truth?

  I wait on my wife to tell me. She is the most brutally honest person I know.

What was it like for Alicia Keys to tell you she wished you were on her team after you sang her song “No One” during
the Top 10 week?

  It is pretty amazing. I look up to Alicia Keys. I have always been a huge fan of her and her music, so to have the opportunity to sing that song in front of her was just something I couldn’t imagine. It went so well. I really wanted to put an arrangement on it that would be able to be played on the Top 40 country, and I also wanted to be able to dedicate it to my family.

Before the results shows, do you check your iTunes position and if you’re doing well on it, does it help calm your nerves?

  I do the absolute best I can do. That’s all I ask of my kids. I just put it in the Lord’s hands and see how America votes. That’s how I deal with it.

What was it like when you had the chance to work with Garth Brooks?

  Garth Brooks is one of my idols. Working with him was amazing. I walked in and I was surprised. I am thankful I had the opportunity. The best advice he gave me was I needed to get lost in the song. I asked him, “Garth, how do I do that? When will I know?” His advice to me was, “When it happens, you’ll know.”

~ portions from Parade Magazine ~

 See Sundance Head perform the #1 hit,
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Meant For Another World
Why God is coming back to the music industry

By Wesley Baines - beliefnet.com

  “Me and Jesus” was a hit back in 1972, coming in at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was the height of Contemporary Christian Music’s reign in America, when “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Godspell” soundtracks were consistently at the top of the charts, and Christian and secular bands alike laid down lyrics with Christian messages.

  “Me and Jesus,” featured a simple melody and easy, Christian lyrics that now seem an ill fit for the contemporary music industry.

  Yet Sundance Head’s soulful 2016 rendition of the song awed the crowds as he performed on the 20th episode of “The Voice”. Hundreds of hands waved in the air as Jason “Sundance” Head sang, “Jesus brought me through all of my troubles/Jesus brought me through all of my trials/Jesus brought me through all of my heartaches/And I know that Jesus ain’t gonna’ forsake me now.”

  “Me and Jesus” was number 1 on the iTunes top 200 chart before the man was even done singing. Its currently #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Christian Music charts.

  Head’s performance was about as far removed from contemporary pop music culture as possible, particularly with his old-time country fashion, bluegrass twang, and Christian lyrics. On paper, no one would ever think this could connect with a modern audience—so much so, in fact, that the show’s producers had reservations about Head playing the song.

  But it did connect, and America loved it. So much so, in fact, that Sundance Head went on to dominate and win “The Voice”.

  The question is: what, exactly, did Head tap into that had listeners all over the country raising their hands as if they were in church? How did this Christian song from the 70s come to such popularity in 2016?

  C.S. Lewis once famously wrote, “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” It’s in this insight that we might find the answer.

  That longing for another world has been the mark of 2016—a year so filled with tragedy, with contentious politics, with tiresome anger and hatred and violence, that the need for something higher, for something bigger and better and more beautiful has welled up in the populace.

  It was Blake Shelton’s idea for Head to perform a gospel song—“Me and Jesus”. He, acting as Head’s coach on “The Voice,” told the singer, “I think people want to hear one right now. There’s a lot going on in America right now. People are divided and they don’t even know why anymore. And I think we just need to bring it back around and try to have a really positive message and love and unity and faith.”
  Head, a Christian, believes in that message.

  But his success on “The Voice,” and, now, in the music industry, lies in more than the physics of a bad year. The particular success of “Me and Jesus,” lies in the spiritual migration that’s currently taking place across America.

  It’s no secret that the U.S. is moving away from its theological roots. The suspicion of overarching metanarratives—theories or stories that explain everything—has been the mark of our postmodern age. The idea of any one group holding “the truth” is now a difficult one to swallow for many.

  Thus, Christianity is no longer the norm.

  But as America continues to move away from organized religion, the country is simultaneously moving toward spirituality. And that is what made Head’s performance resonate so deeply with his listeners.

  People still have that longing. They still want something more beautiful, more perfect and pure. And judging by the members of the audience who were standing, clapping, and even teary-eyed, Head delivered just that.

  The lyrics of “Me and Jesus,” speak of attaining that beauty outside the walls of the church, of making an altar not from gold or mahogany, but from a stump, and the man who worships is described as having been a sinner, a drunk, and a loser. And, of course, this last line, repeated throughout the song, is what really got the crowd going.

  “Me and Jesus, we got our own thing goin’/We don’t need anybody to tell us what it’s all about.”

  Blake Shelton later Tweeted about the wild success of the song, writing, “You think people have lost their faith? Wrong. Congrats @sundancehead. #1 song in the land.”

  Shelton recently had a hit song himself with "Savior's Shadow."
  The core of Christianity lies the life of Christ—a life spent helping the poor, walking through the muck, and suffering with the lowly. It was a life spent outside the locked doors of the church. It was a life that changed all lives—not only those of the religious.

  Christianity has such potential for good—the Catholic Church is the largest charitable organization in the world, for example. But, as a whole, Christianity has been bogged down by bureaucracy, by man-made tradition, by prejudice and anger—all things Christ fought against.

  Head’s triumph may be one of many signs that the country is about to undergo a spiritual transformation as Americans seek a kind of unity and joy that the normal world simply cannot give them.

  And it's likely that we're about to see a lot more of that in the music industry as record labels catch on.

  Head is now the recipient of 100,000 dollars and a record deal with Universal Music Group at age 38, and likely has an impressive career ahead. He is expected to begin working on his first professional music album, which we may have a taste of as early as January 2017.

  Whether Head will continue on with his own brand of refreshing Christian song is unknown, but if he does, it will likely keep him atop the wave of spiritual joy and hope that may be cresting across the nation in 2017.

~ from beliefnet.com ~

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