2018 gospel release from the country singer. Raised in East Texas, he grew up listening to artists like Alan Jackson, George Strait and Merle Haggard, all of whom poured the look and feel of the American South into their songs. That classic music became the soundtrack of Curtis' childhood. As he grew older, though, his world became much wider. An impressive career as a collegiate and all-state baseball pitcher took him all around the state, and his growing success as a musician - including a stint on the first season of The Voice, where he competed on Cee Lo Green's team - gave him the opportunity to expand his reach. After hanging up his baseball cleats for good, Curtis began writing songs that looked not only at personal experiences in the Lone Star State, but life across the entire country as well.