Sundance Head

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Sundance Head
Birth name Jason Head
Born (1979-01-22) January 22, 1979 (age 38)
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

Jason "Sundance" Head (born January 22, 1979, 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".


American Idol[edit]

Head auditioned in Memphis with the song "Stormy Monday".[citation needed] In the semi-finals he and Antonella Barba were supported by the website Vote for the Worst.[citation needed]

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" Wilson Pickett 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.[citation needed]

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" Etta James 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?" Joe Cocker
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


Releases from The Voice[edit]


Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales

The Voice: The Complete Season 11 Collection
  • Released: December 13, 2016
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: Digital download
30 36

Competition singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales

"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)
"At Last" 89 11


  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]


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

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"