Blake Shelton Considers Growing a Mullet After Kenzie Wheeler’s Luke Combs Cover on ‘The Voice’

The Voice contestant Kenzie Wheeler has Blake Shelton considering growing his mullet back.  Wheeler took the stage during the final…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 26, 2021

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The Voice contestant Kenzie Wheeler has Blake Shelton considering growing his mullet back. 

Wheeler took the stage during the final night of The Voice Knockouts for a performance of Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” His performance earned praise from his coach Kelly Clarkson as well as Blake Shelton, who predicted he might just win the entire competition. He also got up out of his seat to get a good look at Wheeler’s mullet. 

“I gotta see something here. You’re probably going to win this show…” Shelton proclaimed as he walked across the set. “You’re probably going to win The Voice and that haircut’s going to be trending and I want to be in on it.”

“You gonna grow one?” Wheeler asked. 

“That’s why I’m getting a good look at it,” Shelton exclaimed. 

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All jokes aside, Shelton advised Clarkson to advance Wheeler to the next round. 

“Kenzie, he’s the real deal and we can joke about the hairdo and all that but you’re a talented SOB,” Shelton said. “You really are man, I would probably go with Kenzie.”

Clarkson took Shelton’s advice. 

“You’re captivating and you have a natural gift on stage of drawing people in and want to be friends with you or want to get a beer with you,” Clarkson said. 

Wheeler will now advance to the live rounds of The Voice. Click above to watch his performance. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.