Jim Ranger and his coach Blake Shelton performed Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens’ popular duet “Streets Of Bakersfield” on Tuesday (Dec. 15) during The Voice finale.
During night two of The Voice season finale, coaches paired with their remaining team member to sing a duet of their choice.
Ranger and Shelton traded off on verses from the song with their impressive vocals while singing the classic country track.
“You don’t know me but you don’t like me / You say you care less how I feel / How many of you that sit and judge me / Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield,” the coach and contestant pairing sang.
Watch their performance below and hear the recorded version of their duet as well.
“Streets Of Bakersfield” is a track by Buck Owens which was co-written by Homer Joy and Owens in 1973. Owens later recorded a duet of the song with Dwight Yoakam in 1988. The song became Yoakam’s first-ever No. 1 Hot Country Singles hit. The track appears on Yoakam’s third studio album, Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room.
The Voice finale also featured performances from Dan + Shay (“Take Me Home For Christmas”), Jason Derulo (“Take You Dancing” & “Savage Love”), Lauren Daigle (“You Say”) and Lewis Capaldi (“Before You Go”).
Additionally, the two-hour show included star-studded collaborations by Keith Urban feat. P!nk (“One Too Many”), Nelly feat. Florida Georgia Line (“Lil Bit”), JP Saxe with Julia Michaels (“If The World Was Ending”), 24KGoldn and Iann Dior (“Mood”) as well as a performance of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” from The Voice coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen Stefani alongside the entire Top 20.
Hosted by Carson Daly, the Season 19 finale of The Voice aired on Tuesday, December 15 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.