Blake Shelton retiring from The Voice


Kyley Roach, Writer, associate editor

The 40-year-old country singer Blake Shelton announced in October of 2022 that season 23 of The Voice will be his last season being a coach on the famous hit reality talent show!

Blake Shelton has been a coach on the famous reality talent show The Voice since it started in 2011 but he has announced that he is ready for a change. Blake took to social media on Oct 11 making this statement “I’ve been wrestling with this for a while and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after next season.” Shelton has made the decision to retire so he can focus on his family newly including his wife Gwen Stefani!

Also in his announcement post, Blake shared his love for everyone on the show by saying “The show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me, It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people, you are the best.”

The singer broke into the music industry in 2001 at the age of 25 with his first single “Austin”. Blake has become one of the most successful country singers, charting 40 singles, including 28 number ones.

Shelton has coached nine winners in the voice including 2022’s season winner Bryce Leatherwood. Season 2023 coaches have already been announced, of course, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson who has been the voice in past years coaching four winners, Chance The Rapper who made his start in 2013, and last but not least Niall Horan who was ¼ of One Direction. All the coaches say they are thrilled to work with each other and the new artist’ that will be on the show! Coach Blake said in an Instagram post that he is pushing for 64-year-old country singer Neal McCoy to replace him in upcoming seasons.