Snoqualmie, Wash - It's a Cinderella story with a honky-tonk soundtrack. Craig Wayne Boyd's rise from nearly homeless singer to winner of season 7 of NBC's The Voice has put the county crooner in the biggest spotlight of his life.
His first single, "My Baby's Got A Smile On Her Face" became only the second song ever to make its debut at number one on the country charts. And now he's playing shows almost every night all around the country.
We caught up with Boyd backstage before his sold out show at the Snoqualmie Casino. He says one of the biggest changes so far is getting use to not having to go it alone.
Boyd said, "Everything that was being done previously I was doing it all myself from art design to social media to clothing, to booking to tours, everything."
But while Boyd's musical life is much better, his new found fame can take a toll on his personal one.
"The down side of being on the road is being away from my son," explained Boyd "But the technology today, FaceTime that's a god send to me because he has his iPad, even though he's 2 and a half, but he does have an iPad and I can call him on that."
This is Boyd's first time in Washington State, though he says he's known about our area for years.
"Well one of my good friends is actually from the Seattle area, Adam Craig, He's with the Adam Craig Band and he and I moved to Nashville about the same time and he always talked great about it cause being his hometown. So I'm very excited to be out here visiting and playing music," said Boyd. "And I didn't realize I had so many fans being I had not toured in the area."
So while every dream isn't perfect, the last thing you'll hear from Craig Wayne Boyd, is a complaint.
Boyd said, "You know they say if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. That's what going on for me."