The one good thing about this season's Voice : the right guy won! Craig Wayne Boyd, age 35, country music artist, originally from Mesquite, Texas, based in Nashville for many years, but had not been able to make the breakthrough - until now.
I hope that Craig Wayne Boyd's stars align for him now - he seems to me to have more in common with some of the traditional country music artists I've loved for years, than with a more recent crop of pop-cum-country singers. I shall support where I can, buy his first album anyway, and hope to watch his rise to fame be similar to that of Carrie Underwood's. She won American Idol years ago, and is now one of country music's "royalty".
I wish I knew Mr Boyd's date of birth. He's 35 which means he was born 1979 - I think - and in one of his Tweets he said that he loves 31 December because the whole world throws a party for him. I take that to mean it's his birthday. If he was indeed born on 31 December 1979 he'd have Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Gemini, Mercury in Sagittarius, Venus in Aquarius; Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all in Virgo. That's a nice mix of Earthy practicality with enough Fire and Air to keep things interesting. It was emphasised again and again by his coach/mentor, Blake Shelton, what a dedicated hard worker Boyd had been throughout The Voice competition, as well during his long years of striving for success. If my calculation and guesswork on his date of birth is right, that'd be his Capricorn and Virgo clearly showing through!
Here he is, from earlier this season, singing Johnny Cash's I Walk the Line -
And in the finale show last Tuesday singing Sweet Home Alabama, with Lynyrd Skynyrd -