Blake Shelton Tweets His Retirement is Coming REAL Soon
Blake Shelton had a banner year in 2017 with the release of his latest album Texoma Shore. The project earned him his 25th No.1 single with “I’ll Name The Dogs” and led him to become the most-played artist at country radio in 2017.
While his successes continue, the Oklahoma native recently hinted that his days in the spotlight may be numbered. After watching A Football Life, a documentary about Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who recently retired after 42 years in the league, Shelton tweeted support to Arians and suggested that he too may soon be retired.
“Watching @BruceArians life story NFL channel. Damn proud to call you my friend coach,” tweeted the country superstar. “Enjoy your retirement!!! I’ll be joining you REAL soon brother!!!” The tweet sent fans into a tizzy as many hope to get new music from Shelton for years to come.
“We’re not ready to let you go,” added another.
The tweet isn’t the first time the 41-year-old has mentioned hanging up his hat. In May 2017, Shelton told ET that his follow-up to 2016’s If I’m Honest (later to be released as Texoma Shore) would be his last.
“I mean, that last album I made was gonna be my last — this next album I’m makin’s probably gonna be my last album,” he said. “So I really gotta decide what I wanna do.”
Shelton may have retirement on the brain, but he did recently re-sign his record contract with his longtime label Warner Music Nashville. While the terms of the contract were not released publicly, Warner Music Nashville chairman/CEO John Esposito told Billboard, “He re-signed with us to basically end his career here. That’s a long time.”
Fans can also expect to catch Shelton on the upcoming season of NBC’s The Voicewhen he returns for his 14th season in February alongside Adam Levine, Alicia Keys and new coach Kelly Clarkson. He’ll also spend part of his year on the road for his headlining Country Music Freaks Tour, which kicks off February 15 in Tulsa, OK.