"The Voice" Contestant

"The Voice" Contestant

Contestant on "The Voice" has ties to Quarter Horse racing.

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Gyth Rigdon, the son of American Quarter Horse trainer Paul Rigdon, is a contestant in four-time Emmy Award-winning television show “The Voice” on NBC.

Singer, Louisiana, native Gyth grew up helping at his dad’s training operation and was a familiar face at Louisiana racetracks; Paul has saddled more than 1,500 starters that have earned more than $2.5 million in their careers. Gyth says his dad was instrumental in encouraging his music career dream.

"My dad has been there since day one,” Gyth wrote on his website. “I'm proud to say that he has supported me every step of the way. He has never doubted me and always pushed me to work harder. My dad is my hero.”

A teary-eyed Paul can be seen in the family group watching the performance on the video clip provided by "The Voice."

Gyth’s music is a mix of southern rock, country and soul. He has two albums, titled “When I’m Gone” (2018) and “Where I Began” (2016). His singles include, among others, the song “Body Language.”

“The Voice” is a singing competition series in which the winner determined by television viewers. Its current season began February 25, and Gyth was featured singing the song “Drift Away.”

“The Voice” airs on NBC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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