American Idol: Who Is Marybeth Byrd Boyfriend? Details About Her Job, Family, and Net Worth

Marybeth Byrd

Marybeth Byrd is a singer from the United States who gained national recognition as a contestant on the seventeenth season of the singing competition show "The Voice." 

She was of John Legend's team members and made it to the Top 4 of the competition. Since then, Marybeth has continued pursuing her music career and released her debut EP, "Ghosts," in 2020. Now, Byrd is in the limelight, participating in season 21 of another reality singing show named American Idol.

Marybeth Byrd Early Life and Family Details

Marybeth Byrd was born on April 12, 2001, in Armorel, Arkansas, USA. She grew up in a family that loved music and started singing at a young age. Byrd began performing in her local church and community events, and others soon recognized her talent.

Byrd's parents are Laurie Franklin (Mother) and Kevin Dale Byrd (Father). She shares a strong bond with her dad, and once, she even worked at her father's food truck called Big Byrd's BBQ. 

Furthermore, Byrd was passionate about singing from an early age, and it all began when she competed in the Voice. After that, Byrd came to American Idol. Marybeth's audition was a standout performance that expertly blended pop and country elements. Her rendition of "If It Hadn't Been for Love" by the Steeldrivers was elevated by her use of a pop twang, bringing a fresh and unique interpretation to the song.

After that, Marybeth received a standing ovation from the judges. Moreover, Byrd also opened up about her job, saying that she commutes about an hour each way for her work as a radio host.

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What Is Marybeth Byrd's Job?

Marybeth Byrd works at Mix 106.3, which broadcasts out of Jonesboro, Ark. Likewise, she has been working as a vocal coach/music coach at IHMV, I Heart My Boice, since March 2021. Meanwhile, we can follow her on Instagram as @marybethbyrdmusic, where she has accumulated more than 29.8k followers.

Regarding her education, Byrd enrolled at Arkansas State University and is expected to graduate in 2023. Being a singer and working in the radio station, Byrd has preserved a considerable fortune.

Byrd is estimated to have a net worth of at least $500K. As Byrd is still active in this field, we can expect that her income will increase in the coming years.

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Relationship Status: Who Is Marybeth Byrd's Boyfriend, Christian Gunnels?

Marybeth Byrd is already taken and is in a relationship with her loving boyfriend, Christian Gunnels. It is reported that the lovebirds have been dating each other since 2016.

Marybeth Boyfriend Christian Gunnels
Marybeth Byrd shares a photo with her boyfriend, Christian Gunnels ( Source: Instagram )

Bryd often features her boyfriend on her Instagram page. On November 5, 2019, Marybeth shared multiple snaps with Christian where they looked cute. Meanwhile, Gunnels seems to be of a private nature as he does not appear much in the media.

We believe that Gunnels is supporting his girlfriend, who is currently at the peak point of her music career and is doing pretty well.