Impromptu
Street performer invites man to sing Tennessee Whiskey and he steals the show
How is this man not famous already? He's like a cross between Chris Stapleton and Barry White. His voice is so raw and powerful. It's filled with soul.
Rebecca Reid
11.03.21

The star-worthy performance was captured on video by street entertainer, Dovydas, and shared on YouTube where it racked up over 12 million views.

It all started with a simple invitation from Dovydas.

He welcomed the guest to perform with him, singing the hit song Tennessee Whiskey.

YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS
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YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS

The crowd goes wild for this mystery singer.

The guest singer, Vere Hill, took everyone by surprise when he belted out the lyrics with a near-perfect pitch.

Dovydas looks on in amazement at what he is hearing.

YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS
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YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS

Dovydas is a well-known street musician in Florida. He is popular on YouTube and has been known to give other audience members a chance to join him on stage.

His YouTube slogan is simply, “I make music.”

He told SRQ Magazine,

“I had heard about gamers that can make $10 million a year playing video games on YouTube…so I thought, ‘television is dead’ and I shifted my focus to YouTube.”

His idea seems to be working out pretty well for him. His performance with Vere Hill took place at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida, and quickly went viral.

YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS
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YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS

Two stars shining in the night.

Not wanting to forget this amazing performance, audience members take their phones out to record. Hill sings his heart out and it shows.

Dovydas is known for taking requests from the crowd and he masterfully loops and layers the music to create a special kind of magic.

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YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS

Hill’s soulful, smooth voice adds something special.

We’ve all heard the super-talented hit song Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton. The song is pure magic and Hill’s version doesn’t disappoint.

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YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS

“You’re as smooth as Tennessee Whiskey…you’re as sweet as strawberry wine. You’re as warm as a glass of brandy and honey I stay strong on your love all the time.” – Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton.

YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS
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YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS

Hill didn’t shy away from those high or low notes.

Hill’s voice moves effortlessly through the soulful ballad. Everyone listening to him, including Dovydas, is in awe of his talent.

Hill, a musician himself, promotes his music on his website, verehillmusic.com

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YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS

The song is over but Hill’s career has just begun.

The two musicians thanked each other after a powerful performance. Dovydas tells Hill in the video that his performance gave him goosebumps.

Hill is heard thanking him and in turn, tells Dovydas he was so impressed by what he was hearing that he had to stop and be a part of it.

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YouTube screenshot - DOVYDAS

Fans online had nothing but positive reviews for the musicians.

“You are genius. When I came across you and Vere Hill playing and singing Tennessee Whiskey, that was awesome. Anything else you do together? You should.” – Facebook – Dovydas

Another fan wrote,

“Just stumbled across you singing Tennessee Whiskey when you did the add-lib in the street with the sensational guitar guy. Your voice is just simply stunning. Such a beautiful rendition of that song. You are one very talented singer. Hope even more people get to hear you.” – Facebook@VereHillMusic

Hear Hill’s whiskey-smooth voice in the video below!

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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