Grow Up

Album: single release only (2021)
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  • Ian Flanigan, a country singer who placed third on season 19 of The Voice, says his debut single, a duet with Blake Shelton, is "about celebrating life, and feeling young, no matter how old you are." Shelton was Flanigan's coach on the reality singing competition.
  • Flanigan and Shelton performed this on the May 17, 2021 episode of The Voice. Following the episode, the song reached #5 on the US iTunes sales chart.
  • This was written by Nashville songwriters Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill, and Jon Nite. The trio also wrote Cole Swindell's Grammy-nominated hit, "Break Up In The End."
  • Flanigan was the first member of his season to join Team Blake. After a performance of the Zac Brown Band's "Colder Weather," Shelton praised the baritone singer for being a "once in a lifetime" vocalist.

    Flanigan told Music Mayhem Magazine of the experience: "My voice hasn't always been well received, I went into The Voice with zero expectations. To have someone like Blake Shelton, who's not only one of the best singers, but someone who's seen, and coached as many voices as he has give a compliment like 'once in a lifetime' was really incredible. At that moment I was just grateful to be heading to the next round and joining his team. There was a lot riding on that performance for me."
  • This was originally recorded by Kenny Chesney, but he never released it.


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