Blake Shelton, the iconic cowboy of “The Voice,” has been a staple since its inception in 2011. He has left an indelible mark on the show with his jovial personality, distinctive country twang, and playful banter with fellow coaches. However, after a remarkable 23 seasons, he decided to hang up his coaching boots. As fans and the show itself grapple with this significant change, the burning question is – what has the cowboy been up to post-“The Voice”?
Blake’s New Ventures
Since his departure from “The Voice,” Shelton hasn’t taken much of a breather. He’s diving headfirst into a multitude of projects:
Barmageddon’s New Season:
Partnering with his old friend from “The Voice,” Carson Daly, Blake is gearing up for the second season of “Barmageddon,” an unscripted series that pits celebrities against each other in entertaining bar games. With matchups like Gwen Stefani vs. Blake Shelton and Ice T vs. Blake Shelton, fans can still catch the star’s vibrant energy and playful banter.
Back to the Honky Tonk Tour:
Music remains at Shelton’s heart. His ‘Back to the Honky Tonk Tour,’ which began in 2023, continues into 2024 with scheduled performances across North America, from Pennsylvania to Canada.
Recognition at the People’s Choice Country Awards:
Shelton’s charisma extends beyond the TV screen and onto the stage. In September, he won the Social Country Star Award at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards.
While he’s always in the limelight, Blake is also savoring quieter moments. He’s been spending time at his Oklahoma ranch and sharing snippets of his life with fans. An Instagram post showcasing a beer-tasting pool party with wife Gwen Stefani, was a delightful treat for his followers.
Gwen Stefani’s Insights on the Blake-less Voice
Gwen Stefani, who continues her stint as a coach on “The Voice,” has been candid about the bittersweet experience of coaching without her husband by her side. Describing the atmosphere as reminiscent of her first season, Gwen highlighted the profound impact Blake had on the show. She jestingly remarked about the void, “Who will you be if you’re not the guy on The Voice?” Yet, with a chuckle, she added that he remains the same jovial man she fell in love with.
Reba McEntire has stepped into Blake’s big shoes this season. While it’s an interesting transition, Gwen’s anecdotes about Reba’s blind auditions showcase that each coach brings their unique flair to the show.
Blake’s departure undoubtedly marked the end of an era for “The Voice.” The show is in its transitional phase, forging new rivalries like John Legend vs. Niall Horan and spotlighting Reba McEntire‘s vast experience. Still, Shelton’s absence echoes both on and off-stage, indicating the profound effect he had on the show and its audience.
However, as Gwen Stefani expressed, the journey of “The Voice” continues. The remaining Blind Auditions promise excitement and talent, setting the stage for another successful season.
As for Blake, his post-“The Voice” endeavors indicate that while one chapter has ended, numerous exciting adventures await him, much to the delight of his fans. Whether it’s on tour, in a bar game showdown, or at his ranch, Blake Shelton continues to be a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry.
A Look Back
If you are looking for some Blake Shelton nostalgia and want to look back on his career on “The Voice,” check out the following articles next:
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