Brittany Miller, lead vocalist for central Wisconsin-based country-rock band EverRoad, will be singing for a chance at national exposure this weekend.
Miller will get a “front of the line” audition from the producers of NBC’s “The Voice” on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Miller had sent the show a video of her performance opening for Josh Gracin at the Complexx in Eau Claire. That show included Miller along with the musicians who would later form EverRoad: Rob Strom, lead guitar; John Tschernach, bass; and Ben Tschernach, drums.
Her good fortune does require that she miss a scheduled performance with the band Saturday at the Snout Saloon, 13 W. Central St., in Chippewa Falls. So EverRoad’s “sister band” is playing the gig. That group, Austin Fire, consists of singer Austin Marie and the other members of EverRoad.
According to Strom, it will be the Austin Marie’s first performance back since opening for Lee Brice last September at River Prairie Park Amphitheatre in Altoona, and the arrival of her daughter Raeya a month ago.
Strom said Miller has a number of things going for her that could appeal to the judges on “The Voice.”
“I guess it’s all about the voice,” he said. “She’s pitch perfect and a nice, strong vocalist. What I like is that she doesn’t overdue it.”