Filed under: Exclusive, Country News, TVBlake Shelton
may be the comic relief on "The Voice," but he takes his job very seriously ... His first job, that is, as a country music entertainer.
The show's demanding schedule has the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year in Los Angeles for several months of the year. It's also made him a household name way beyond the realm of country music, which is a blessing for countless reasons, but a curse in that some are doubting his priorities.
"People question where my heart is, if it's in Hollywood now. No, it's not," Blake says emphatically in an exclusive interview with The Boot. "I love my job on 'The Voice' and am very proud of it, I stand by that. The stuff we've done on 'The Voice' has drawn attention to country music and Nashville. We've found some artists on there who are making country albums on major labels now. It's been a good thing for this town, and for anybody to question that, they're probably just looking to pick a fight or hate on me."