Craig's victory has also helped him in ways that he couldn't have imagined.
"To me one of the coolest things that has happened is to hear the folks that say, 'I don't like country music' or 'I don't listen to country music but I love what you do.'"
Although Adam Levine's runner-ups Damien Lawson, Matt McAndrew and Chris Jamison lost out on a recording contract with Universal Music Group and a check for $100,000, they're not necessarily walking away empty-handed.
"I think everybody in the finale walks away with a big opportunity and fan base and a chance to make a record for sure," Blake told ET. "Winning the thing just gives you that extra level of coverage, and it's important."