Sawyer Fredericks is an American singer-songwriter who rose to fame after winning the eighth season of The Voice in 2015. He is known for his soulful folk and blues style, as well as his distinctive long hair and hat. Since his victory on the show, he has released four albums and toured across the country. But how much is Sawyer Fredericks net worth? And what are some of his achievements and personal details? Here is everything you need to know about the talented young artist.
Sawyer Fredericks Biography
Sawyer Christopher Fredericks
Date of Birth
March 31, 1999
Height and Weight
5 feet 5 inches, 58 kg
$2 million (estimated)
Sawyer Fredericks Career
Sawyer Fredericks began singing at the age of 11 and learned to play guitar at 12. He started performing at local farmers markets, open mics, and folk clubs in New York. In 2012, he recorded a demo of six original songs, titled Breaking Ice. In 2013, he independently released his first studio album, Out My Window, which consisted of 15 original tracks.
In 2015, he auditioned for the eighth season of The Voice with a rendition of “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow”, a traditional folk song that he had adapted for his own style. He impressed all four coaches and chose Pharrell Williams as his mentor. He advanced through the competition with his unique arrangements of classic songs, such as “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne, “Imagine” by John Lennon, and “Old Man” by Neil Young. He also performed original songs, such as “Please” and “Shine On”, which were written for him by Ray LaMontagne and Pharrell Williams respectively. He won the show with a record-breaking number of votes and became the youngest male winner in the history of the competition at age 16.
After winning The Voice, he signed a recording contract with Republic Records and released his self-titled EP in November 2015. The EP reached number two on the Billboard Folk chart and number six on the Top Heatseekers chart. In May 2016, he released his first major label album, A Good Storm, which also debuted at number two on the Billboard Folk chart and sold over 11,000 copies in its first week. The album featured collaborations with writers and producers such as Pharrell Williams, Foy Vance, Dan Romer, Tara Lee, Saul Simon MacWilliams, Whitney Phillips, Jayson Dezuzio, Jamie Hartman, Shari Short, Johan “Izy” Lindbrandt, Mikal Blue, and Dave Bassett.
In 2017, he parted ways with Republic Records and decided to go independent for more creative freedom. He released his second independent album, Hide Your Ghost, in March 2018. The album was fully written and produced by Fredericks himself and showcased his raw and stripped-down style. He described it as “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz. In May 2020, he released his fourth album, Flowers For You, which expanded his sound even more into Americana, rock, and tinges of jazz. The album was well-received by critics and fans alike and included in No Depression Readers’ 50 Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2020. Two songs from the album, “Born” and “Amen”, won top awards from the 18th annual Independent Music Awards.
Throughout his career, Fredericks has played many festivals and prestigious venues such as the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, SXSW, AmericanaFest, Folk Alliance International, BMI’s Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, The Ark in Ann Arbor, multiple City Wineries, and Club Passim. He has also performed on various TV shows such as Today Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Live with Kelly and Michael and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Sawyer Fredericks Net Worth
Sawyer Fredericks’ net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of 2021. His main source of income is his music career. He earns money from album sales, streaming royalties concerts merchandise and endorsements He also owns an 88-acre farm in Fultonville New York where he lives with his family.
Sawyer Fredericks Achievements
Sawyer Fredericks has achieved many accolades and recognition for his music career. Some of his notable achievements are:
Winning the eighth season of The Voice in 2015
Setting series iTunes sales records with over one million downloads during The Voice
Receiving a gold certification from the RIAA for his single “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow” in 2015
Winning the Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song of the Year and the Vox Pop Social Action Song of the Year awards from the 18th annual Independent Music Awards for his songs “Born” and “Amen” in 2020
Being nominated for the Best New Artist award from the Americana Music Association in 2016
Being featured in various magazines and publications such as People, Billboard, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, and No Depression
Sawyer Fredericks Education and Marital Status
Sawyer Fredericks was home-schooled using the unschooling method, which allows the learner to pursue their own interests and passions. He did not attend formal schooling or college. He said that he learned a lot from his parents, who are both artists and musicians.
Sawyer Fredericks is currently single. He is not dating anyone publicly. He has previously dated a girl named Abigail, who appeared on his Instagram posts in 2016. In February 2021, he came out as bisexual on his Instagram account. He said that he is more attracted to women, but he did not know there were more options besides gay and straight when he was younger. He also said that he has never been discriminated against or ashamed of his sexuality.
Sawyer Fredericks Height and Weight
Sawyer Fredericks has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 58 kg. He has blue eyes and brown hair. He is known for his long hair, which he often wears in a ponytail or a bun. He also likes to wear hats, such as fedoras, beanies, or cowboy hats.
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Sawyer Fredericks Family
Carl F. Fredericks
Kirsten Larsen Fredericks
Sawyer Fredericks is very close to his family. He lives with them on their farm in Fultonville, New York. His parents are both artists and musicians who support his career. His mother is a painter and a singer, while his father is a sculptor and a guitarist. His brothers are also musical and play various instruments. He said that his family is his biggest inspiration and influence.
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