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Carrie Underwood & John Legend's Cover of Blake Shelton's "Austin" Is Transcendent

Legend invited Underwood to perform the emotional duet of Shelton's first single with him. 

By Jackie Manno

In a 2023 episode of The Voice Coach John Legend's YouTube show "Trailer Talk," where he interviews and performs music covers with famous Artists, he brought on Carrie Underwood to sing a classic by Blake Shelton: "Austin." 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

In the episode, Underwood told Legend that she would love to hear his voice on a country song, so they decided to sing "Austin." Of course, Legend's piano-playing was top-notch, and the two switched back and forth on the vocals, their voices perfectly complementing each other. 

Check out their stunning version of "Austin" in a video further down this article. Start around the 8:40 mark. 

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About "Austin" by Blake Shelton

Released in 2001 off Shelton's debut, self-titled album, "Austin" was The Voice alum's first major hit. It reached the number-one position on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart, and the lyrics tell the story of a man who leaves a message on his voicemail machine to his ex-girlfriend, reminding her that he still loves her.

A split of Blake Shelton and John Legend performing with Carrie Underwood

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