Blake Shelton Performs ‘Minimum Wage’ on ‘The Voice’ Finale

Blake Shelton brought his latest single, “Minimum Wage” to the stage of NBC’s The Voice during night one of the…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 24, 2021


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Blake Shelton brought his latest single, “Minimum Wage” to the stage of NBC’s The Voice during night one of the live season finale on Monday evening (May 24). 

The superstar performed the Top 15 and climbing country hit as fellow The Voice coaches, Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend watched on from their seats. 

Shelton is the longest-running coach in The Voice history and his celebrating his 10th year and 20th season on the show. 

Co-written by Nicolle Galyon, Corey Crowder and Jesse Frasure, “Minimum Wage” finds the country superstar reveling in his solid relationship and acknowledging that one does not need material items to be happy.

“I heard ‘Minimum Wage’ over a year ago and connected with it immediately,” Shelton previously shared of the tune. “It’s the timeless truth that you don’t need a lot of money or possessions, you just need love.”

“Minimum Wage” is featured on the Oklahoma native’s just-released new album, Body Language. The track follows back-to-back No.1 singles “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere,” which are both duets with his fiancée Gwen Stefani. 

Click above to re-live Blake Shelton’s performance of “Minimum Wage.”

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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.