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What Is Blake Shelton Doing Now That He's Left The Voice?

The cowboy left his red chair after Season 23, but he's still keeping busy — and having a blast on his ranch.

By Christopher Rosa

Blake Shelton's name has been synonymous with The Voice ever since the show premiered in 2011. He appeared as a Coach for every season of the show — and became a household name in the process. 

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But after Season 23, he decided his time in the red chair was over. He announced in October 2022 that he was leaving the series.

“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. “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."

And while Season 24 — featuring Reba McEntireNiall HoranGwen Stefani, and John Legend.  — has been great fun so far, fans still miss Shelton, naturally. 

What is Blake Shelton doing now that he's left The Voice?

Blake Shelton appears on The Voice.

Thankfully, Shelton's been keeping busy with lots of projects you can tune into if you need your cowboy fix. He's also been enjoying some much-deserved time off. The man was on television for over a decade, people! He's more than entitled to some R&R. 

Below, check out everything Blake Shelton has been up to since leaving The Voice

RELATED: Blake Shelton Says He Would Return to The Voice to Do *This*

Barmageddon, featuring The Voice Host Carson Daly 

Yes, Season 2 of Barmageddon is on the horizon. It premieres Monday, November 13 at 11/10c on USA Network and streaming next day on Peacock. (Catch up on Barmageddon Season 1 on Peacock right now.) 

What is Barmageddon, you ask? Well, for the unfamiliar, it's an unscripted series that sees two celebrities playing head-to-head in a series of fun bar games. Below, check out the celebrity match-ups set to take place on Barmageddon this season: 

  • Kelly Clarkson vs. Michelle Rodriguez
  • Gwen Stefani vs. Blake Shelton
  • David Arquette vs. Colbie Caillat
  • Jelly Roll vs. Gabriel Iglesias
  • Carly Pearce vs. Boyz II Men
  • Ice T vs. Blake Shelton
  • Rob Riggle vs. Chris Hardwick
  • Nikki Glaser vs. Al Madrigal
  • Bill Engvall vs. AJ McCarron
  • Lauren Alaina vs. Blake Shelton

Wrestling Hall of Famer Nikki Garcia returns as Host of the show alongside Shelton and Carson Daly, who became best friends after working together on The Voice

Blake Shelton is going on tour in 2024 

Blake Shelton performs on stage during the Peoples Choice Country Awards

Shelton is continuing his Back to the Honky Tonk Tour, which he started in 2023, with new dates in 2024. See his full schedule, below: 

  • February 22: Hershey, Pennsylvania, Giant Center
  • February 23: Detroit, Michigan, Little Caesars Arena
  • February 24: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fiserv Forum
  • February 29: Lafayette, Louisiana, Cajundome
  • March 1: Austin, Texas, Moody Center
  • March 2: Bossier City, Louisiana, Brookshire Grocery Arena
  • March 7: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Sasktel Centre
  • March 8: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Rogers Place
  • March 9: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
  • March 14: Spokane, Washington, Spokane Arena
  • March 15: Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Dome
  • March 16: Portland, Oregon, Moda Center
  • March 21: Fresno, California, Save Mart Center
  • March 22: Palm Springs, California, Acrisure Arena
  • March 23: Glendale, Arizona, Desert Diamond Arena 
  • March 27: Moline, Illinois, Vibrant Arena at the Mark
  • March 29: Wichita, Kansas, Intrust Bank Arena 

RELATED: The Unexpected Way Gwen Stefani Says Blake Shelton “Changed Her Life”

Buy tickets at blakeshelton.com any time after October 27. 

Blake Shelton won big at the People's Choice Country Awards

Blake Shelton accepts an award on stage during the Peoples Choice Country Awards 2

Shelton made an appearance at the inaugural People's Choice Country Awards back in September and won the Social Country Star Award. 

"Wow," Shelton said in his acceptance speech before cheekily saying, "I moved to Nashville in 1994. And man, I had a lot of dreams. This was not one of them! I don't even know what this means, but if the fans want me to have it, I'm damn well gonna put it on my mantle! Thank you so much, country music fans. That's right! That's right, social media! Yes!

Blake Shelton's spending time at home on his Oklahoma ranch 

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

Shelton has also been kicking back on his Oklahoma ranch. And being the People's Choice Country Awards Social Country Star, he's given fans little glimpses of his adventures on Instagram. 

There was his beer-tasting pool party he had with wife Gwen Stefani on the Fourth of July: 

And also: fall pumpkin-picking! 

Look like he's doing his time off right!