Todd Tilghman and his wife, Brooke, are detailing their life’s journey so far in the upcoming book, Every Little Win, including his time pastoring a church in Meridian, Mississippi, before winning Season 18 of The Voice. The couple, who has eight children, opened up about the inspiration for the story, in a video shared on social media.
“We have a crazy new book to go with our crazy family, Every Little Win,” Tilghman said. “I’m just a regular guy from Mississippi, a pastor. I just sang in church; I didn’t really sing professionally. So a lot of people might see The Voice as sort of the crowning achievement of my life. But really, our lives are where they are right now because of all of these little, daily victories that we had up to this point.”
“You may think that you’ve messed up too bad, or you’ve gone too far for God to redeem it, but that’s not true,” Brooke added. “We want to show you and empower you that with God, all your stories are equal.”
Tilghman might seem like a success story because of his time on The Voice, but the 43-year-old says everyone can experience successes, even without a national TV platform.
“For me, a little win is overcoming people’s expectations,” Tilghman notes. “A little win is seeing that God will take care of your family when you’re the provider, and so that’s why I think it’s important to pay attention to every little win.”
Tilghman’s life drastically changed after his time on The Voice, but he is quick to praise his children for easily adapting to their new life as he pursues a full-time career in music.
“I don’t want to take too much credit,” Tilghman tells Everything Nash. “We just kind of kept living our lives, aside from the move. How we do our life at home, and just the way we are, we sort of kept just living our lives the way we always did. The little kids, they don’t know. They’re just happy. And my baby girl, she knows the words to all my songs, ’cause even the stuff that’s not released, she gets to hear and listen to herself. But they seem fairly grounded about it.”
Every Little Win will be released on June 22. It is available for pre-order here.*
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