JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Voice's second runner-up and Arkansas native Barrett Baber held a concert in Jonesboro.
Baber played for a sold-out crowd at The Brickhouse in downtown Jonesboro.
The Brickhouse was expecting to be at maximum capacity for this event.
Region 8 News sat down with Baber during a meet and greet before the concert.
Baber said he is happy to be back in Arkansas playing for his supporters.
"I am so grateful for the support of the people and it's evident it is still growing by the turnout we had here tonight," Baber said.
Baber said he was blessed to grow up in east Arkansas and said his heritage shows through his music.
"It really was a blessing to grow up over there, so close to Memphis, really the melting pot of music and art," Baber said. "It was just a great experience growing up in east Arkansas, I am proud of my heritage and where I am from."
Baber thanks people for supporting him throughout the journey on The Voice, but he needs even more support now.
"My mission since I got off the show has been to really connect with as many people as possible and look them in the eye and tell them thanks for what they did for me," Baber said. "The fact is I am going to need their help again because this is only the starting point for me and it is by no means the finish line."
The Brickhouse was packed with Baber fans and several VIP guests who came to the meet and greet beforehand.
Westside native Corey Jackson opened the concert for Baber.
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