Trace Adkins Serving as Blake Shelton’s ‘The Voice’ Season 14 Team Advisor
E! first reported the news of Adkins' new The Voice role on Wednesday (Jan. 24); Adkins also shared the news on his social media platforms.
Adkins and Shelton have become good friends since collaborating on the song "Hillbilly Bone" in 2009. Released as a single in October of that year, the song -- written by Luke Laird and Craig Wiseman -- appears on Shelton's Hillbilly Bone EP. "Hillbilly Bone" hit No. 1 on the country charts and has been certified platinum; it also won Vocal Event of the Year at the 2010 ACM Awards.
Additionally, Adkins helped induct Shelton into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010: He tweeted Shelton's invitation to the country star and, a few months later, officially inducted Shelton into the hallowed institution.
Shelton and Adkins will be on the road together this spring as well: Adkins, Brett Eldredge and Carly Pearce are all booked as special guests on Shelton's Country Music Freaks Tour. The trek will run from mid-February through mid-March.
The Voice Season 14 is scheduled to premiere on Feb. 26 on NBC. A number of country artists have appeared as team mentors throughout The Voice's 13-season run, including Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry. Others have offered up their expertise as advisers during various weeks.
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