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Blake Shelton to leave NBC’s ‘The Voice” after Season 23

Blake Shelton has officially announced his departure from NBC’s Emmy-winning singing competition show ‘The Voice’ after 23 seasons as a coach. The 46-year-old Shelton took to social media to share the news, saying in a statement posted on Instagram: “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 next season. 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. It takes a lot of work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week. I’ve made lifelong bonds with Carson [Daly] and every single one of my fellow coaches over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani! I have to give a huge shoutout to the singers – the “Voices,’ who come on this stage season after season and amaze us with their talent and a special thanks to those who chose me to be their coach.” He concluded his statement by saying, “Lastly, it’s about y’all, the fans, who watch and support these artists, us coaches and everyone at The Voice who are chasing their dreams.”

Ashley McBryde to present her album Lindeville live at the Ryman Auditorium

Ashley McBryde is inviting fans to the famed Ryman Auditorium for Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, featuring the collaborators and special guests performing songs from her critically acclaimed album, Lindeville. Produced by John Osborne, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville includes performances from McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Aaron Raitiere, Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack and Benjy Davis.

Carrie Underwood announces new single ‘Hate My Heart’

Carrie Underwood announced on social media her second single from her Denim & Rhinestones album, “Hate My Heart,” hitting country radio on October 31st.  Underwood wrote on Instagram: “So excited to rock out to my next single “Hate My Heart” LIVE on tour starting this Saturday! This was such a fun song to create with @ifiwerehillarylindsey, @garciaofficial, and @hardy!  #DenimAndRhinestonesTour 💜💎”  Underwood released Denim & Rhinestones in June, and the album marks Underwood’s 10th consecutive career Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart for all genres.