'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Reveals His Big Plans


Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the winner of NBC's The Voice season 7 on Tuesday, and he's already plotting his next big move.

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The 35-year-old single dad, who is the fourth contestant coached by Blake Shelton to win the competition, has plans to start touring immediately and hopes to play at least 250 dates next year.

"Blake's best advice to me was to continue to be myself, don't let people change me and stick to my guns as to who I am as a person," Craig told ET.

One of the most important people in Craig's life is his 2-year-old son Jaxon, and The Voice win may be more beneficial for Jaxon in the long run.

"It changes my life as a father in the fact that I'll be able to provide for him much better than I have in the past," Craig said.

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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."

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