Carlos Rising: The Contestant from The Voice Season 23

Carlos Rising is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known for participating in NBC’s television singing reality show The Voice Season 23. The show is coached by Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan. He is originally from Wilmington, NC.

Birth & Early Life

Born in North Carolina, Carlos’s parents exposed him to a variety of music from the 70s and 80s, such as Shania Twain, Sting and Michael Jackson, broadening his musical influences.

Carlos Rising's Parents
Carlos Rising’s Parents

When he was 13, he wrote his first song and, by 16, he had already started performing. He later went on to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Music Business from Lee University.


Carlos performs over 100 shows a year across the United States. He has recorded in studios all over Nashville, toured with many famous artists, and had his songwriting featured on the Billboard top 100.

Carlos’ music is available on all streaming platforms, and his sound is inspired by John Mayer, Johnny Lang, Sting and James Taylor.

His compositions span a range of genres, such as Country Acoustic/Folk, Acoustic Pop, Pop Rock, R&B, Country Rock, and Children’s Music.

In 2019, Carlos was the lead singer for the Christian group Re.Created, and they released a five-song, self-titled EP that included the single “You Will Sustain.”

Carlos ventured out as a solo artist in 2020, releasing another EP named “Burned Out,” which was followed up with three singles, the most recent one being “Good Ole Days.” This track was delivered in the summer of 2021.

Additionally, Carlos opened up for an indie rock and soul band called Holy Heat that released two singles- “Got Over It” and “Mud” in 2022.

Carlos performed Eric Clapton’s “Change the World” during The Voice Blind Auditions.He got two chair turn from Kelly and Blake but later decided to join Team Blake.


Carlos Rising married to his long-time girlfriend Anouk Rising on June 17, 2018.

Carlos Rising with Wife
Carlos Rising with Wife


  • Carlos Rising currently located in North Carolina.
  • Growing up, Carlos, the son of a pastor, was influenced by popular Christian artists such as Hillsong United, Israel & New Breed, Kirk Franklin, Toby Mac, and others, which he mentions in his blog on his website.
  • He is volunteering for Mount Paran North Church of God as a Music Instructor for past 5 years. He gives one-on-one and group lessons to children and adults in guitar, piano, bass and voice. Lessons include reading music, music theory, jazz theory, improvisation, Nashville number system, aural skills, and basic fundamentals of an instrument.

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