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Sawyer Fredericks

Sawyer Christopher Fredericks 
(born March 31, 1999) is an American folk-pop singer-songwriter from Fultonvile, New York who won season 8 of the Voice USA, mentored by Pharrell Williams. He is the youngest winner in the show's history at age 16.

BackgroundEdit

Born in Newtown, Connecticut and raised on an 88-acre farm near Fultonvile, New York, Sawyer, the youngest of three boys, is a high school student who has his own YouTube channel. In addition to singing, he also plays guitar and even released an album, Out My Window, in June 2014.

The Voice USAEdit

Sawyer tried out for the show by singing "Man of Constant Sorrow" from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? Wowed by his soulful voice and later surprised by his age(15 at the time of his blind audition), all four coaches turned around for him. He picked Pharrell Williams as his coach.

As he progressed through the competition, Sawyer wowed the public despite being in high school. His take on songs such as "Take Me to The River" by Al Green to "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd earned him praise. He was frequently in the top 10 on iTunes and was never in the bottom. His long hair and his hat became his trademark. He was also considered a frontrunner.

Sawyer won the show on May 19, 2015, beating out Meghan Linsey of Team Blake. His first single is called "Please", which was written by one of his idols, Ray LaMontagne.

Post The VoiceEdit

Since the show, Sawyer has been focused mainly on school  but does intend to pursue his music career. He has since signed a deal with Republic Records. He recently recorded a song called "Forever Wrong" for the compilation album The Magic Strings of Freddie Presto: The Musical Companion. The song is available on iTunes.

Sawyer performed his new single, "Take It All", on the Voice on November 11, 2015. His self-titled EP, which features a duet with fellow season 8 contestant Mia Z, was released that same day. It debuted at number 49 on the Billboard 200. His post-Voice album, A Good Storm, will be released on May 13, 2016.

DiscographyEdit

EPs:

  •  Sawyer Fredericks (2015)

Albums:

  •  Out My Window (2014)
  • A Good Storm (2016)

Singles:

  • "Moving the Sky" (2013)
  • "Please" (2015)
  • "Take It All" (2015)

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