You may recognize a voice on The Voice this season. One Central New York native is auditioning for the NBC reality show.

Tom Nitti is a New York State Trooper who known for his musical talents. From singing the National Anthem at official NYSP events to performing country hits and original music at venues around Central New York.

Credit - Tom Nitti
Credit - Tom Nitti

Army Vet & Purple Heart Recipient

Nitti is also a U.S. Army veteran who was deployed to Afghanistan as an Airborne Cavalry Scout. He earned a Purple Heart after taking mortar fire during combat and suffering a traumatic brain injury.

Once Nitti returned home he joined the New York State Police and formed his first band, The Tom Nitti Project in late 2019.

"We are excited to cheer him on as he showcases his voice on “The Voice,” said the New York State Troopers PBA.

You can watch Nitti's journey on Season 24 of The Voice when the award-winning reality singing competition airs on NBC on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8.

Until then, you can check out his talents on FacebookInstagramTikTok, and

Central New Yorkers on The Voice

A number of talented Central New Yorkers have appeared on The Voice.

Sawyer Fredericks went from his farm in Fultonville to Hollywood and brought home the win in 2015 on Team Pharrell. He was given $100,000, a new car before even getting a driver's license and a music contract with Universal.

Fredericks is still living on the farm, performing around town at a number of different venues. You can stay up to date on his Facebook page or

Trae Patton/NBC
Trae Patton/NBC

6 Other Upstate New Yorkers Who've Appeared On The Voice

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Famous Singers from The Voice, Then + Now

Ten years (and counting) made a huge difference for many of the most popular singers and stars of The VoiceBlake Shelton looks noticeably different, but so do some of country music's most memorable performers.

Winners like Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery wore baby faces when they auditioned during their respective seasons. The same can be said for Morgan Wallen, a forgotten castmember from the show who's transformed more than anyone else on this list of The Voice stars then and now.

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