Blake Shelton is ready to get back to playing gigs out on the road!
The 45-year-old country singer took to his Instagram on Wednesday, September 22, as he promoted his upcoming dates for the next week. Shelton will be heading out to St. Louis, Missouri, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Fort Worth, Texas all in the span of 3 days.
Joining the "Ol Red" musician on the billing will be fellow country artists Martina Mcbride, Tracy Bird, Trace Adkins and Lindsay Ell.
"After a decade on the show, producers are quietly looking to replace Blake with someone younger and more current. Blake is great but he is not in Ariana’s league," the behind the scenes insider revealed.
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The source went on to say, "Now she [Ariana] has changed everything and opened the flood gates to future relevant talent which isn’t good news for Blake Shelton. Sure, he is a star and people love him, but he doesn’t exactly burn up the charts anymore."
Although the guitar playing star has been loyal to the long running competition show, an agent explained, "It is time for a shake-up. The only way the show remains fresh is by constantly evolving. Huge stars that wouldn’t even consider joining the show a few months ago are now thinking again, thanks to Ariana."