Pell City teen takes the stage on “The Voice”

Berritt Haynes, The Voice
Berritt Haynes made his wish come true. Photo via

Love singing competitions? Berritt Haynes, a 19-year-old from Pell City, is a competitor in the twenty-first season of NBC’s “The Voice”. Here are the details on how his wish to meet the judges on “The Voice” became a reality.

Meet Berritt Haynes

Berritt Haynes, The Voice
Meet Pell City’s singing phenomemon. Photo via

Berritt Haynes is a teenager from Pell City, AL who sang his way to a spot on the hit singer-competition series, “The Voice”. Growing up, Haynes actively participated in soccer, football and baseball—all while taking guitar lessons.

He was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at eight years old—a condition where the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick and makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood. However, he still remained active in sports.

As a result, he was named the ASF Foundation Male Athlete of the Year in 2013. He was only eleven years old at the time. Along with his athletics, he participated in the Pell City High School marching band and led worship at Seddon Baptist Church. 

A wish come true

The Voice
Haynes makes his way on Blake Shelton’s team. Photo via

Haynes had an internal defibrillator placed at age fourteen and was granted a Make-A-Wish. That wish was to come and watch “The Voice” live. He got way more than he wished for during the fourth night of Blind Auditions.

He turned heads and chairs with his rendition of Brett Young’s Mercy and secured a spot on Blake Shelton’s team.

Want to hear more from Berritt Haynes?

Berritt hasn’t released music yet, but he has been working on originals with Jerry Wolfe. Here’s what he’s been up to:

  • Played an original song called Sidewalks of Birmingham on God’s Country 90.9 FM
  • Won a songwriting competition in January
  • Participated in the Kowaliga Idol competition.

Haynes performs as an acoustic singer-songwriter and has covers by Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Ed Sheehan on YouTube. 

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Tira Davis
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