Rose Short

Killeen resident Rose Short, 34, earned a spot on Gwen Stefani's team during the Season 17 premiere of "The Voice" Monday. During the audition, Short sang "Preach" by John Legend.

Short began singing in Germany when she was 5, and her father was stationed there in the military, according to a news release.

When her family moved to Texas, Short became involved with choir and theater.

Short later worked as a corrections officer for eight years at a maximum-security prison, according to the release.

Currently, Short writes and performs her own music, according to the release.