Alumna Katie Basden auditioned for NBC’s “The Voice” with her blind audition version of “Midnight Rider” by The Allman Brothers Band. Her pipes impressed three of the judges and Basden took the final spot on Judge Adam Levine’s team. However, she was almost sent home when Levine picked a team member over Basden during the show’s “battle rounds.” Judge Blake Shelton stepped in with a “steal,” and recruited the country singer for his team.
Basden graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Voice and won the 2013 Commercial Music Showcase at Belmont, as well as the ASCAP Writer Showcase in 2011. Basden’s album, Release the Sound, is available for download now.