Sundance Head

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Sundance Head
Birth name Jason Head
Born (1978-07-09) July 9, 1978 (age 39)
Origin Porter, Texas
Genres Country, southern soul, blues, rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano
Years active 2007-present
Associated acts Blake Shelton, Josh Gallagher, Dan Shafer, Courtney Harrell, Austin Allsup, Dana Harper, Jason Warrior
Website sundancehead.com

Jason "Sundance" Head (born July 9, 1978, from Porter, Texas) is an American country-soul singer and songwriter. He is the son of American singer Roy Head. In 2007, he was a semi-finalist on the sixth season of the Fox television series American Idol, but was eliminated one week before the finals. In 2016, he became the winner of season 11 of the US The Voice. He was part of Team Blake Shelton. His winning song is "Darlin' Don't Go".

Career[edit]

American Idol[edit]

American Idol performances
Week # Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Auditions N/A "Stormy Monday" T-Bone Walker N/A Qualified
Top 24 (12 Men) N/A "Nights in White Satin" The Moody Blues 3 Safe
Top 20 (10 Men) N/A "Mustang Sally" Mack Rice 10 Safe
Top 16 (8 Men) N/A "Jeremy" Pearl Jam 3 Eliminated

Post-Idol career[edit]

In May 2007, his father reported that he signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group.[1] In late July 2007, he released a duet with Sabrina Sloan, who was also a semi-finalist in Season 6 of American Idol.[2]

The Voice[edit]

Head auditioned in 2016 to compete in season 11 of The Voice. In the blind auditions, broadcast on September 19, 2016 on NBC, he sang "I've Been Loving You Too Long" from Otis Redding.[citation needed] Only two of the judges, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine turned their chairs, while the other two judges, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys, refrained. He chose to join Team Blake. He zipped through the first rounds easily. It was on the Knockout rounds where he first wowed Miley Cyrus with his take on her song "The Climb" On the week of November 21 he won the heart and praise of coach Alicia Keys during the top 11 performances with his take on her song "No One" The week of the Top 10 brought a glories night for Sundance, his take on "Me and Jesus" from Tom T. Hall reached the number one spot on the Hot Christian Songs chart! On the Finale he debuted his own original song "Darlin' Don't Go" After winning the show he was signed to Republic Records. His Debut single "Darlin' Don't Go" went on to peak at #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs

After The Voice[edit]

He released a song to Texas Radio in early 2017, "13 Years" reached No. 1 on the Texas Country Charts. In Late June Sundance released his debut single "How I Want To Be" to iTunes and Country Radio.

In July a second single (Everything to Lose) was released for digital download only.

The Voice performances
     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "I've Been Loving You Too Long" Otis Redding September 19, 2016 1.4 Adam Levine and Blake Shelton turned
Joined Team Blake
Battle Rounds (Top 48) "Feel Like Makin' Love" (vs. Dan Shafer) Bad Company October 10, 2016 7.4 Saved by Coach
Knockout Rounds (Top 32) "The Climb" (vs. Josh Gallagher) Miley Cyrus October 24, 2016 11.1
Live Playoffs (Top 20) "Blue Ain't Your Color" Keith Urban November 7, 2016 15.9 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 12 "My Church" Maren Morris November 14, 2016 16.1
Live Top 11 "No One" Alicia Keys November 21, 2016 18.2
Live Top 10 "Me and Jesus" Tom T. Hall November 28, 2016 20.9
Live Semifinals (Top 8) "Love Can Build a Bridge" The Judds December 5, 2016 22.7
Live Finals (Top 4) "Darlin' Don't Go" (original song) Sundance Head December 12, 2016 24.4 Winner
"Treat Her Right" (with Blake Shelton) Roy Head and the Traits 24.8
"At Last" Glenn Miller and his orchestra 24.10
Non competition performances
Order Collaborator(s) Song Original Artist
19.1 Austin Allsup, Courtney Harrell, and Blake Shelton "The Heart of Rock & Roll" Huey Lewis and the News
22.2 Josh Gallagher "Feelin' Alright?" Traffic
25.8 Kiss "Detroit Rock City" / "Rock and Roll All Nite" Kiss
25.11 Austin Allsup and Courtney Harrell "Ain't Worth the Whiskey" Cole Swindell

Discography[edit]

Releases from The Voice[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[3]
US
Country

[4]
The Voice: The Complete Season 11 Collection
  • Released: December 13, 2016
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: Digital download
30 36
2016 & Gruene
  • Released: March 17, 2012
  • Label: Sundance Head
  • Format: CD, digital download
- -
  • US: N/A
Soul Country
  • Released: April 25, 2015
  • Label: Sundance Head
  • Format: CD, digital download
- -
  • US: N/A
TBA
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: CD, digital download
- -
  • US: N/A

Competition singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
US
[6]
US
Country

[7]
"No One" 2016 32
  • US: 23,000[8]
"Me and Jesus" [A] 21
"Love Can Build a Bridge" 27
"Darlin' Don't Go" 67 4
"Treat Her Right"
(with Blake Shelton)
24
"At Last" 89 11

Singles[edit]

2017 "How I Want To Be" TBA
2017 "Everything To Lose" TBA

Notes

  1. ^ "Me and Jesus" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[9]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alisan Porter
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner

2016 (Fall)
Succeeded by
Chris Blue
Preceded by
"Down That Road"
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner's song
"Darlin' Don't Go"

2016 (Fall)
Succeeded by
"Money on You"