Blake Shelton Credits ‘The Voice’ For Leading Him To His Own ‘Brady Bunch’

“It literally changed my life in so many ways.”


Madeleine O’Connell

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November 17, 2023


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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Kingston, Zuma, Apollo; Photo Courtesy of @imagerybyoscar_HCC

Blake Shelton owes a lot to his 23 seasons on The Voice, mostly because without the show, he may never have met his wife, Gwen Stefani, or become a stepdad to Stefani’s three sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.

On Friday’s episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show, the country singer reflected on how much his family has grown in a short time while discussing another accomplishment that came as a result of The Voice – getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Shelton and each of his four family members were present for his star ceremony that took place in Los Angeles on May 12. 

It all goes back to The Voice. I mean, honestly, The Voice, it connected everything for me. I was having a country music career, but then they asked me to be on The Voice and it literally changed my life in so many ways. Look at the family right there,” he said pointing to an image of him with his wife and stepkids. “That’s the number one way it did.”

“All of a sudden it’s like I’m The Brady Bunch,” he added, earning a roar of laughter from the audience. 

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Earning A Star Was Never A Goal

Shelton also admitted that earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was never on his bucket list. In fact, he said he was “in shock” when he first heard the news. 

It’s not something that a country singer like dreams of…obviously, I know what it is and what a big deal it is. I never thought something like that is in the cards for me.”

Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of @imagerybyoscar_HCC-2
Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of @imagerybyoscar_HCC-2

What Are Some Of Blake Shelton’s Holiday Traditions?

Earlier this year, the “God’s Country” finished out his last season on The Voice with hopes of freeing up more time to spend with his family on their Oklahoma ranch. With the holidays getting closer, Hudson asked Shelton what this season looks like around their house and if they have any stand-out traditions. 

“We really get into the holidays. The only tradition that I think that we have is that me and the kids, they love to do these…they all watched TikTok and stuff, so they see people making these weird turkeys. And a couple of years ago we had to make a flaming hot Cheetos turkey,” he shared before explaining a bit more of what this unique dish entails. “You grind up Cheetos and you put it on the Turkey and then you make the Turkey.”

However, when it comes to the actual cooking portion of the meal, Shelton explained his area of expertise is in frying the food.

“I do cook, but I’m limited on things that I could cook for you…I’m a good fryer. I fry stuff.”

Season Two Of Barmageddon Is In Full Swing

Photo Courtesy Barmageddon, USA Network
Photo Courtesy Barmageddon, USA Network

Blake Shelton may have retired from being a coach for up-and-coming artists, however, he is currently in the midst of a relatively new venture with his longtime friend Carson Daly. In December of 2022, the pair launched the first season of their celebrity game show, Barmageddon and this week, on Nov. 13, the second season premiered on USA Network. 

Shelton and Daly, have returned to the show alongside Television personality and Wrestling Hall of Famer Nikki Garcia, who has reclaimed her role as host. 

Each week, a whole new group of celebrity friends will step into Blake Shelton’s bar, Ole Red and go head-to-head in a series of classic bar games that feature a fun twist. Season two is expected to even more fun, hilarious antics and celebrity appearances by Jelly Roll, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, and many more. 

“They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, then USA gave us more Barmageddon‘s and we are gonna bring it,” Daly said with enthusiasm in a new promo video. 

Viewers can tune into USA Network on Monday night at 11 p.m. ET/PT. to see a family feud play out between Blake Shelton and his opponent, Stefani.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.