Todd Tilghman Honors His Mother’s Faith With ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ [WATCH]

Todd Tilghman‘s “Blood, Sweat and Tears” is out now, along with a powerful new video. Tilghman wrote the song about his own mother, and the faith that has carried him through the years.

“Blood, Sweat and Tears’ is a song about all the things that got me where I am today, not the least of which is my mama’s prayers,” Tilghman told Everything Nash. “Everything I am and everything I have is because of the blood of Jesus, the sweat of my own brow, and my mama’s tears.”

Ahead of the song’s release, the Season 18 winner of The Voice opened up about the song, and the work it took to make his vision come to life.

“This has really been a super-duper passion project for me,” Tilghman said on social media. “I spent a lot of time trying to make this happen, and trying to do certain things, and all kinds of different ideas coming, and all kinds of different doors closing in my face on this one. So thank God it’s about to come out.”

The father of eight won The Voice on Blake Shelton‘s team. As Shelton prepares to exit the show after the May 23 season finale, Shelton had high praise for Tilghman and his time on The Voice.

“You’re the reason I’m quitting the show,” Shelton joked. “It’s never been the same since you and I had that epic run that we had. I don’t know if people out there remember or not, but the year that you won the show was the COVID-lockdown sucky year. You were filming yourself from your house, and the church down there. I was filming myself from here in Oklahoma.

“That in a lot of ways was the hardest season that I’ve ever been a part of,” he continued. “It was hard for a lot of people doing a lot of things. But it’s just more of a testament to you and your talent, and breaking through, and just your overall message. I just feel really proud of you, and blown away by that season.”

Three years today. So much has happened. So much change. The highs are up there, that’s true. But the disappointment can…

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Coincidentally, “Blood, Sweat and Tears” was released on the third anniversary of Tilghman winning The Voice.

“Three years today,” Tilghman captioned the photos celebrating the milestone anniversary. “So much has happened. So much change. The highs are up there, that’s true. But the disappointment can be next level, too. Thank y’all for always being so good to me. We’re just getting started, and I’m celebrating with the release of ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears.’ Stream it everywhere today!”

Find “Blood, Sweat and Tears,” and all of Tilghman’s music, at