Singer, songwriter, and professional nomad Ian Flanigan, a native of Saugerties, NY, had already been living a troubadour life, touring full time for a decade when the pandemic hit. Desperate times called for radical measures, and Flanigan’s final gig in February 2020 was an unintended audition at a Nashville honky-tonk in front of talent scouts for NBC’s The Voice. His unique, whiskey-and-cigarettes voice won the show’s producers over and he was off to Los Angeles. Following a third-place finish on the show, Flanigan had bonded deeply with his then-mentor, now-collaborator Blake Shelton. Together they sang and released the duet “Grow Up,” Flanigan’s single about feeling young no matter how old you are. Flanigan then spent a year honing a country sound to compliment his unique voice, captured on an 11-song album entitled Strong, due to be out September 2, 2022, on Reviver Music. The production team is star and Grammy-studded, including Todd Lombardo and Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves, Will Hoge), Obie O’Brien and Phil Nicolo (Bon Jovi, Sting, Billy Joel), and Ryan Rossebo. Flanigan and Rossebo collaborated with Barrett Baber to pen the lead single, a playful devotional love song called “Last Name On It.” Flanigan also keeps his eye on life's bigger picture. Celebrating 5 years of sobriety and commitment to being there for others, he serves on the advisory board of Hope Rocks, the New York organization that supports those who are struggling with addiction, depression, and social isolation.