Local artist Carson Peters making a large impact on those around him in the community

Published 4:49 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Local Elizabethton High School senior Carson Peters has been turning heads and chairs recently as he debuted on season 21 of NBC’s The Voice, gaining all four judges’ attention during the Sept. 27 blind audition episode.

Peters, who also is a fiddler with the band Iron Mountain, is making waves in the Elizabethton community as he continues to wow those tuning into the show each week.

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“When he found out, he called me and another friend over to his house and he let us know that he was going to be on the show,” said Carson Stressemann, a friend of Peters. “I was super excited for him because The Voice is a very well-known competition, and it is such an amazing opportunity.”

During the blind audition, Peters chose Blake Shelton to be his coach, a decision that Stressemann said he had talked about previously. “Before he went to audition, we had talked about who he would want to be his coach if he turned all four chairs around. We had that conversation, and we had all kind of decided that Blake would have been the best pick for him.

“He has made such a good impression up to this point on the show,” Stressemann said. “Right now, he is one more stage from making it to the live rounds. And once you make it to the live rounds, it is all about the impression you have already made in terms of being able to receive audience votes.”

Of course, Peters hasn’t shown his fiddle skills yet. “He has not brought out the fiddle yet, which is something he is known for, so I think he has some great talents he has not shown off to this point,” Stressemann said.

Stressemann has been very involved in Peters’ journey on the show. “Every week a few friends go over to his house and watch the show with him, especially when he is performing. It is a super exciting experience to be able to see him perform on television.”

“Having Carson go this far and make an impact on this season of The Voice really shows that it doesn’t matter where you are from, you can make it even if you are from a small town like Elizabethton,” Stressemann added.