The Voice Winner Chevel Shepherd Reveals What She’ll Spend Her $100K Winnings On
At the end of 2018, 16 year-old singer Chevel Shepherd was crowned the winner of season 15 of the NBC reality television competition “The Voice.” Afterwards, she spoke out to reveal that while she is not totally sure what she’ll spend the $100,000 prize money on, she has a few ideas.
“Maybe a car,” she said. “We had to postpone getting my permit because of The Voice so when we get back [home], I have to get it.”
When asked what her dream car would be, the teenager gave an answer that makes a lot of sense.
“I would love to have a Chevelle because that’s my name,” she said. “So me and my dad are probably going to get one and build a ’72 [Chevrolet] Chevelle together.”
After the grueling show was over, Chevel wanted to spend some time at home in New Mexico being “normal teenager.” Once she felt rested enough, she expressed hopes to move to either Los Angeles or Nashville to pursue her music career.
“Me and Kelly are going to work on a country album, and I’m going to put it out and hopefully tour the world and go to the Grand Ole Opry,” she said, referring to her coach Kelly Clarkson. “I have a lot of things I want to do.”
Chevel’s singing career has already gotten quite a boost, as she was awarded a Universal Music Group record deal when she won the show. It should come as no surprise to her fans that she wants her album to have a “classic country” sound.
“I [want] to really bring back the older Loretta [Lynn], Dolly Parton country vibe,” she said. “I feel like that would be really cool to start out with, and then I wouldn’t mind doing some contemporary, modern country as well. But I just want to bring back the older country because not many people are doing that nowadays.”
We can’t wait to see where Chevel’s musical career takes her! Check out her full journey on “The Voice” below.