Gary Edwards: "America the Beautiful"
Hometown: Belleville, Michigan
Resident: Dallas, Texas
Gary currently works as an IT processor, but his true passion has always been teaching music to kids. Feeling pressure to study a subject other than music, Gary studied elementary education instead. While in school, Gary worked as a school janitor and spent his nights in the music room teaching himself piano. After some difficulties, Gary began taking on some small singing opportunities and briefly taught preschoolers at the First Presbyterian Arlington Church. Now, "The Voice" is Gary's first big chance to make it as an artist.