NBC's “The Voice” ninth season winner Jordan Smith will bring his talents to Delaware on Wednesday.
NBC’s “The Voice” ninth season winner Jordan Smith knows he’ll have a blast in Delaware Wednesday.
“I may not know much about the state, but I have already had lots of fans reaching out to tell me how exited they are for my show there,” Smith said. “I can already tell I’m going to have an amazing time.”
The Wednesday concert at World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington is part of his first headlining tour. Audiences can expect tunes from the singing sensation’s hot album, “Something Beautiful.”
The record debuted in March at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It marked the highest chart ranking from the winner of a television competition in almost five years. The album climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes and Amazon album charts.
A resident of Kentucky, Smith wowed his way to fame on “The Voice” under the mentorship and coaching of Adam Levine. He won the competition in December singing “Climb Every Mountain” from musical “The Sound of Music.”
How excited are you about the tour?
I am beyond excited and ready for my first headline tour. I really enjoyed my time performing on live television and recording in the studio, but I can’t wait to experience the connection that music creates between people when you’re face to face.
I have been so overwhelmed by the outpouring love and support that I’ve felt for my first album. Seeing how successful it has been proves how many people out there are dedicated fans, not only of “The Voice,” but of my own music as well. It’s encouraging to me and other artists who work hard to produce the best music possible.
Since winning, what’s been your greatest challenge?
One of the greatest challenges over the last few months has just been balancing all of my responsibilities to my fans and my music with my relationships and family life. My schedule is often very demanding and often I am traveling to a different city every few days, so it’s important to keep open communication with my fiancé, my family and my friends, while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle and working hard.
Luckily I have an amazing support system around me who are all extremely understanding and want to help me learn and grow through my success.
What things did you learn on the show?
One of the greatest lessons I learned was how important it is to believe in what you’re doing. When the work you do comes from your heart, the result will be far greater and will move people beyond what can be done when you’re just going through the motions.
When did you last speak to Adam Levine?
Adam and I talk often. He was a great coach and has kept in touch as a friend after the show to make sure I am doing well and enjoying life and working in the industry.
What are your goals?
Perhaps my greatest goal is to effect change as much as possible and help as many people in their daily lives as I can. Music is my way of helping those that are in need; and at the end of the day that is the most important aspect of my career.
What advice do you have for this season’s winner of “The Voice”?
This business is a lot of hard work that many people never see, but it is rewarding and so worth it when you are able to see how people are affected by that work. If you have a dream or goal that has been jump-started by an amazing platform like “The Voice,” there is no amount of hard work too great to reach that goal.
IF YOU GO
WHEN 7:30 p.m., Wednesday
WHERE World Café Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington
MORE INFO worldcafelive.com or call 994-1400