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Blake Shelton Explains Why He’s Back for Another Season of ‘The Voice’

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Blake Shelton is not only one of the hottest names in country music, he’s also one of the most sought-after coaches on NBC’s singing competition show, The Voice.

Shelton has been part of the show since its inception, and that’s not an accident. In a recent chat with ABC News Radio, the star explains why he decided to return for the latest season.

“Some of the most exciting things that’s happened for me in recent times is seeing artists that I’ve worked with on this show have some success, whether it’s getting a record deal, whether it’s winning an award,” Shelton says. “Whatever it is, being nominated for awards — those are the things that keep me coming back here as a coach on The Voice.”

The star has coached several of his team members to success. RaeLynn just celebrated her first Top 20 hit with “God Made Girls,” and the Swon Brothers are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at this year’s ACM Awards. Seeing his team members achieve their dreams is what inspires Shelton to keep coming back year after year.

“What really drives me now is to try to help someone else reach the level that they want to reach and have an opportunity for the world to hear their music and voice and about who they are as an artist,” he explains. “To have one little, tiny part in that for some of these artists, that’s really exciting for me.”

The new season of The Voice kicked off Monday (Feb. 23) on NBC.

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