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Blake Shelton Sounds So Rock-and-Roll Covering Elvis' 'Blue Suede Shoes'

He was joined by some very special guests during this performance, too. 

By Christopher Rosa
Blake Shelton onstage at the CMT Awards

Blake Shelton is a cowboy through and through. That's what fans love most about him. Whether he's singing one of his many hits or performing something left of center for him—like Camila Cabello's "Havana" on The Voice last year—he always brings that country twang to his live sets. 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

That said, he's not just one-note. In many instances, he can simultaneously blend his country sensibilities with whatever Artist he's tackling. Such is the case when he hosted the Elvis All-Star Tribute on NBC back in 2019 and sang many of the music icon's hits. Take his cover of "Suspicious Minds," for example, which sounded rock just as much as it did country.

The same goes for his performance of "Blue Suede Shoes," another Elvis classic. Shelton covered the song alongside Post Malone and backed by several country-music icons, including Darius Rucker and Keith Urban. Country fans will love Shelton's take on "Blue Suede Shoes," but so will fans who just love good old fashioned rock-and-roll. His version is absolutely a mix of both. Watch the performance here. 

If you want more Blake Shelton, you can watch him on The Voice Season 23, which marks his last stint ever in a red chair after 12 years. (He was an OG Voice Coach, appearing on the show way back in 2011 when it first premiered. And he he hasn't missed a season since.) 

“I’ve been wrestling with this for a while, and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after Season 23,” Shelton said in a statement explaining his decision. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better, and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns, and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people; you are the best."

See How Blake Shelton Put Together His Last Team on The Voice

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