Blake Shelton’s last night on NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday (5/23) was a night full of tributes for him, from Dolly Parton to Peyton Manning to Miley Cyrus. Every coach that was on the show with Shelton in the last twelve years paid tribute to him through video messages. And then there was the King Of Country Music, who spoke toward the show’s end.
George Strait’s video message to Blake came after Shelton hugged and was sung to in person by all nine of his The Voice winners over the years. George said, “Hey, Blake, I just want to say congratulations on the successful run you had on The Voice. You really stole the show, man, you really did. So, congratulations on that, and I wish you the best of luck in whatever you decide to do next. I’m sure it’ll be great, whatever it is, and I’ll see you out there on the road sometime.”
After watching the video, Blake responded, “That’s the true king of country right there.”
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Shelton took a moment to talk with ET Online before Monday night’s (5/22) The Voice part one finale of his final season on the show, and he touched on what his plans are after The Voice. Blake said his plans are simple, “I want to finally have the opportunity to say yes to more stuff in my personal life and not say, ‘Let me check,’ or just flat-out no.”
He got his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame a few weeks back. So, Shelton has been celebrated a lot and is ready to move past it. He offered, “I’ve had enough parties thrown for me in the last few weeks. [Gwen] goes, ‘We’re just celebrating you; you’re good right?’ Yeah, I’m good. Please, no more parties for me.”