In his bio, Innes talked about how he was dumped at the altar, and how he used
music to get through it. Clearly he went to BYU. :) The group from
the "other BYU" is called Midas Whale, and they're still in the
competition. I, personally, am hoping they go all the way. They have such a
great and quirky sound. Duos rarely get past the battle rounds, and I think
they're just different enough to go further. So I really hope they do well
in the upcoming rounds. They're pretty funny guys--great sense of
humor--which is refreshing. They also have a great coach, which hopefully will
stretch them musically to try some new/fresh stuff and not just cute mormon
fireside sorts of performances. And yeah they've all passed the
battlerounds now... should be fun to watch for them.
@PeterRWiscougar was trying to defend Mr. Innes' decision to have a
beard. While TrackStar was the commenter who started the "beard"
discussion with his initial comment that had nothing to do with the article.That being said it's awesome to have the church, our area, and
especially these individuals gain so much positive exposure. I have seen all
three male performers on the Voice and they are amazing. Good for them and
hears to them finding more success on the Voice and the music scene. We can
always use more good music.
hahaha I so enjoyed the banter between Wiscougarfan and BYU Track Star! Earlier in The Voice auditions there was a duo, one had long hair, and they
were both from "THE" other BYU in Idaho. What was fun was when we saw
the YouTube of their audition they were with two friends. My son said I know
them! (Talking about the friends) He told me he had been their home teacher up
at BYU-Idaho and told me their names so it was fun seeing their names listed in
the BYUI paper. Anyway lots of Mormon talent on the Voice this season. Oh by the way my son is home from BYUI this semester, a return missionary,
and has a beard. The seminary teacher invited him to come talk to the seminary
class about his mission and a lot of my friends are always telling me how
good he looks in his beard. He can keep it until he goes back up to school. :)
@Wiscougarfan, This article is about two talented young individuals
and how their experiences at their alma mater haloed them in their post
baccalaureate endeavors, and the best you can do is to criticize the man's
facial hair? You're losing the forest for the tress. Actually, it's
not even a tree.
RE: BYU Track Star"BTW, ask your Stake President why he
doesn't grow one?"Actually, I did talk to him about it when
he called me to be a Stake Institute teacher and then again as a Seminary
teacher (I've also taught Seminary and Institute in two other states). His
response was "sure, keep your beard... it doesn't matter." Now,
admittedly I do have to shave over the summers when I work as an EFY speaker,
but I suspect that has something to do with being a BYU sponsored program, and
they do have a policy on facial hair (while the church more generally does not).
FYI, I don't currently sport a beard... I shaved it yesterday because my
five year old daughter asked me to.
RE:WiscourgarfanOkay, I raise the white flag and surrender. You are
correct. I won't shave my breard for the rest of the day. BTW, ask your
Stake President why he doesn't grow one?
RE: BYU Track StarAnd some of us try to emulate the Brethren, but do
so with facial hair. There is no official doctrine regarding what we grow on
RE: WiscougarfanSome of us try to emulate the Bretheren. This was
discussed last week here in the Des-News.
RE: BYU Track StarA lot of us BYU alums have beards, but that
doesn't mean we don't bleed blue. Perhaps what you are missing is the
fact that he is no longer enrolled at BYU. Thank goodness we don't have to
abide all aspects of the honor code after we graduate.
I am confused as I am sure a lot of non-Provo music scene people are. Mr. Innes,
in attempting to link himself with his alma mater BYU, leaves the reasonable but
unspoken impression that Beards are acceptable at BYU. Am I missing something?
Good for Ryan Innes, great young man from a great family. Just to
correct/complete the record, he may live in Holladay, Utah, now but he is and
always will be an Eagle from Thatcher, AZ!