Mesquite, Texas native Craig Wayne Boyd won season 7 of "The Voice" Tuesday night (Dec. 16). Here are five things you may not know about the man, the singer and the latest winner on Blake Shelton's team.

  • 1

    He has played with country artists Randy Houser and Brantley Gilbert

    That's some serious star power!

  • 2

    He's played over 1,000 shows

    Think about how many songs that means!

  • 3

    His album "I Ain't No Quitter" was produced by Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Arlis Albritton

  • 4

    He was his church's choir director

    A Texas boy and religious? Amen to that!

  • 5

    He almost gave up on music the year before "The Voice"

    "I remember more than a year ago sitting in a pick‑up outside of a club after I had played to basically no one," said Boyd. "And [I was] talking with my drummer and saying, ‘Listen, I may have to quit. Because it's not paying my bills, and we’re losing my house.'"