If you're a fan of up-and-coming artists, you've likely heard Colton Avery's voice. The 22-year-old is a rising star in the music business. But even if you're not scouring iTunes, there's another reason you've likely heard Avery's unique sound -- that's because he's the mind and voice behind three songs on Glenn Beck's Man in the Moon soundtrack. And on Saturday morning, he wowed racers at the Walk for Hope in Salt Lake City with an impromptu session that should send chills down your spine -- a session we recorded for you.
The unassuming singer/songwriter looks like he might be more at home chilling on a couch than in a music studio. But don't let the fool you -- he has a powerful yet calming voice that cuts to the soul.
We caught up with Avery after he sang two songs off the album. And before we bring you the karaoke-like performance of "Bella Luna" that you've been hearing on the Glenn Beck program, we'll let him tell you what the song means, his inspiration, and even what he does when he forgets the words:
Now watch Avery's stunning performance of the song at the Walk for Hope finish line:
Avery told TheBlaze he originally recorded that song -- with the instrumentation -- in a small room in his house in Phoenix.
If you like that song and want a better version, you can pre-order the Man in the Moon soundtrack due out later this month. You can also hear it performed on Saturday night by listening live to the Man in the Moon event for free on TheBlaze radio.
The Walk for Hope was part of Glenn Beck's Man in the Moon event weekend. Proceeds went to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.