“The Voice” season 22 winner Bryce Leatherwood says he’s “broke” after becoming the show’s champion, but he received a cash prize.
The country singer sat down with Music Mayhem Magazine after winning the show and revealing that he still plans to live like he doesn’t have much money. Although Leatherwood received a cash award, he has no plans to use that money any time soon.
“I’m planning to move [to Nashville] Right now I just have to figure everything out with my home scenario,” Leatherwood, 22, told the outlet. “I have to save my money. I’m still a broke college kid. I don’t care what prize money they threw me. I won’t even see that.”
He added: “That will go into some investments. So I just gotta stay young, stay broke and stay hungry because if you thrive a little you can grow a lot more than if you thrive a lot. So I am really looking forward to continuing my career.”
As part of winning The Voice, Leatherwood received both a record deal and a cash award.
Leatherwood hopes to be a songwriter
While Leatherwood competed on The Voice as a singer, not as someone who writes his own music, he told Music Mayhem he hopes to change that in the future.
“I don’t have any original music out there at the moment,” he told the outlet. “I was trying to create a catalog of songs that I was trying to write about. I’m not the best verse writer, but I worked on it because I think being an artist means being a writer.”
He added, “And I’m hoping to be a better songwriter when I move to Nashville as I’ve started writing with more people and I’m just super excited for what’s to come.”
During the airing of The Voice season, some fans claimed that Leatherwood shouldn’t have made it this far in the competition. By the season finale, some outspoken viewers were upset by the presence of Leatherwood and fellow country singer Brayden Lape on the show. The winner told it cinema mixthat he would not let that get to him in the competition.
“I’ll always tell people, be careful what you read online because it can particularly affect you, because it can particularly affect you, because you’re an artist and your confidence can be fragile at times,” he told the outlet. “But it didn’t bother me personally. People were like, ‘Bryce, you can’t read that stuff,’ and I was like, ‘I like it.'”
He said people tell him it’s unhealthy to read the negative comments.
“I think the bad comments are almost like fuel,” he told Cinema Blend. “It’s like, ‘Oh yeah? Look at that.’ And I used that as fuel for people to say, ‘Oh, he’s no good. He has to do better, he has to get better.’ I think alright well I’ll try to work harder to get better.”
Bryce Leatherwood plans to release new music soon
Leatherwood has been working on new music since winning The Voice. One song he’s been working on is alongside “Voice” season 22 finalist Morgan Myles, they revealed in one Instagram video on January 16, 2023.
“Just following an original song @bryceleatherwood and wrote it last week…feels good to get back in the dressing room with new music,” Myles wrote on Instagram alongside a video of the song’s making.
Leatherwood also watched Myles achieve one of his dreams and perform at the Grand Ole Opry and he took time to congratulate her.
“Morgan got a standing ovation after her debut and it brought tears to my eyes,” says the singer wrote on Instagram next to a photo of the two hugging.
The singer has also collaborated with songwriters in the country music genre, he revealed on Instagram on Jan. 9, 2023.
“Wow. What an experience it was writing with these two incredible writers.
Trent Willmon and Marla Goodman are masterminds and love their craft.
Thank you both!,” he wrote.
“The Voice” is scheduled to return on March 6, 2022 for the show’s 23rd season, which will be Blake Shelton’s final season as a coach. He is joined by trainers Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper
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