Fans who keep up with Blake Shelton on Twitter may have noticed that his tweeting style has gotten a little less…well, colorful over the past several months, and the singer admits that’s not an accident. During a recent media appearance celebrating the opening of his newest Ole Red location in Orlando, Florida, Shelton explained to Country Now and other outlets that he lets his team handle the majority of his social media posts these days.
Shelton’s business partner, Ryman Hospitality Properties CEO and Chairman Colin Reed, was also on hand at the event, and added that Shelton had let go of the bulk of his Twitter posting duties due to his “habit of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.”
More specifically, the singer said he’d been getting some complaints from fellow country stars about his posting habits.
“Reba [McEntire]’s been hard on me. The Diamond Rio guys have gotten onto me. The Oak Ridge Boys have talked to me about it,” Shelton listed, though he didn’t specify exactly what the offending tweets were.
“I finally just took it off my phone,” he continued. “Because, I mean, when you drink, you got s**t to say. [I just] took it off my phone. I can’t say it.”
While Shelton may be limiting his posts on social media, he’ll still spend plenty of time chatting with his fans in the days and weeks ahead. On May 21, the singer will drop his new studio album, Body Language, and he’s interviewing himself as a part of a TikTok Headstream event that same day. Also on Friday, he’s making an appearance on NBC’s TODAY show’s Citi Music Series, where he’ll perform some of the tracks off his new project.