From #TeamBrian to #TeamDad
The nation met Cedarville alumnus Brian Johnson ’12 nearly a year ago in season eight of NBC’s “The Voice.” Since then, Johnson has led worship throughout the nation – opportunities he said he never thought were possible. And now, Johnson and his wife, Kellie, are preparing for the birth of their first child, a son to be named Ryland James, according to a recent Instagram post.
“This year has been amazing. It’s taught me so much about who I am as an artist and what I want to be ...
Johnson is Coming Home
After two live performances Monday and Tuesday on NBC's "The Voice," Cedarville grad Brian Johnson is headed home to Cleveland. America's votes weren't powerful enough to send Johnson into the top 10 of the competition.
Johnson performed Sting's "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" before the nation Monday night, but he wasn't wearing his signature hat. Regardless, Johnson had the audience on their feet and was praised by the four coaches.
"Man, I'm running out of good things to say to you, ...
Unforeseen Opportunity: Johnson Heads to Live Performance Shows
Cedarville grad and “The Voice” contestant Brian Johnson describes the past week as a roller coaster.
“It’s just been an insane week, and there was a lot of emotion going into my performance day because there were eight of us that were cut on results day,” Johnson said. “I stood on stage, and I thought I could be in the bottom three, but in that moment I was thinking like, ‘If I go home tonight, I was so proud of what I put on stage, and I was so proud of like the moment that I ...
Cedarville Grad Makes the #VoiceTop12
Brian Johnson '12 moves onto the final round of NBC's "The Voice" after a favorable performance Tuesday night. The Live Performance Shows – the final round – will begin at 8 p.m. Monday on NBC.
Johnson is one of 12 contestants moving on. Coach Adam Levine chose Johnson as the third member of his team to move to the final round.
Two contestants from each team were chosen by America's votes cast earlier in the week – through phone, song purchases on iTunes and online voting methods ...
Brian Johnson’s Live Performance Well-Received
Cedarville alumnus Brian Johnson's live performance on NBC's "The Voice" Tuesday received praise from the four coaches.
“Brian, gosh man, you just keep getting better every time you get on that stage," coach Blake Shelton said. “You’re a perfect vocalist. You’re a perfect vocalist.”
Coach Adam Levine chose Billy Vera's "At This Moment," an emotion-packed, dramatic song, for Johnson to perform.
"I'm allowing the emotion to really overtake you," Levine said.
“At this Moment" ...
#TeamBrian Moving on with #TeamAdam
Brian Johnson is moving on to the Live Playoffs on NBC’s “The Voice.” But, he’s moving on as a member of another team – Team Adam.
Johnson competed against Sarah Potenza in Monday night’s Knockout round. During this round, the competing teammates individually perform, with Potenza choosing Matt McAndrew’s “Wasted Love” and Johnson “Nothing Ever Hurt Like You” by James Madison. The team’s coach – in this case country music star Blake Shelton – selects who will ...
Brian Johnson: A Big Heart and a Big Voice
Cedarville University grad Brian Johnson (’12) has made it to the third round – the Knockouts – on NBC’s eighth season of “The Voice,” but there’s more to him than his music.
“Brian almost always had a heart about as big as Cedarville,” said James Phipps, Johnson’s academic advisor and a senior professor of communications at Cedarville. “He just is a people-type person, and he had a heart for people.”
But though his heart’s big, Johnson’s head never swelled as ...
Johnson Moves to Knockout Round on ‘The Voice’
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Anna Dembowski is a junior journalism major and managing editor/arts & entertainment editor for Cedars. She likes nearly anything that is the color purple and enjoys spelling the word "agathokakological."
#TeamBrian Joins #TeamBlake on NBC’s ‘The Voice’
Cedarville alumnus Brian Johnson joined #TeamBlake on tonight's episode of NBC's "The Voice."
Johnson, a 2012 grad, covered "Reason to Believe" during the show's blind audition segment, which will continue Monday at 8 p.m.
Johnson didn't make an appearance until just 20 minutes remained in the two-hour show, but his performance surely touched fans, musical coaches and family members.
As Johnson prepared to take the stage, a video including interviews and the story of his family, ...