Country music singer Gwen Sebastian got her big break after competing on the competition series The Voice. Born in a small farming town in Hebron, North Dakota, Sebastian was a contestant on the second season of the reality show with country artist Blake Shelton as her mentor. Though Sebastian was eliminated during the “battle rounds” of the show, she was still eligible for touring with Shelton.
Sebastian has released three singles, “Hard Rain,” “V.I.P. (Barefoot Girl)” and “Met Him in a Motel Room.” Her third single charted on the Country charts at Number Fifty-Eight. Her single “Hard Rain” was described by 9513 reviewer Sam Gazdziak as being a “smartly written song [with] solid vocals.”
In 2010, she sang the National Anthem for the New York Yankees’ Spring Training game against Detroit. After she sang, she received a congratulatory hug from actor Richard Gere, who was in attendance during the game. Later that year, she participated in the 4th Annual Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. The funds from the event went to Musicians on Call, a nonprofit organization that brings music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.