George Strait Pays Tribute to Blake Shelton During ‘The Voice’ Season Finale

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"I conscionable want to opportunity congratulations connected nan successful tally you had on The Voice," Strait said.

George Strait and Blake Shelton

George Strait and Blake Shelton speak onstage during nan 50th Academy of Country Music Awards astatine AT&T Stadium connected April 19, 2015 successful Arlington, Texas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp

Blake Shelton‘s 23-season tally arsenic a coach connected The Voice came to a adjacent Tuesday (May 23) pinch nan singing competition’s play finale connected NBC.

Shelton, a coach connected nan show since its first season, was celebrated by respective celebs, including his wife, singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani. But he besides earned a typical shout-out from nary different than Country Music Hall of Fame personnel George Strait, who sent successful a video congratulating Shelton.

“Hey, Blake, I conscionable want to opportunity congratulations connected nan successful tally you had on The Voice,” Strait said. “You really stole nan show, man, you really did. So, congratulations connected that and I wish you nan champion of luck successful immoderate you determine to do next. I’m judge it’ll beryllium great, immoderate it is, and I’ll spot you retired location connected nan roadworthy sometime.”

Shelton responded aft watching nan video, saying, “That’s nan existent king of state correct there.”

The “Minimum Wage” vocalist has earned nan astir wins of immoderate coach connected The Voice, pinch 9 of his squad members taking location victories complete nan years, including Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, Jermaine Paul and Sundance Head. However, successful Shelton’s last season, Team Blake wasn’t victorious; that grant went to Team Niall Horan personnel Gina Miles.

Reba McEntire has been named arsenic Shelton’s replacement successful nan coach’s chair adjacent season. The Voice season 24 coaches are McEntire, Stefani, Niall Horan and John Legend.

Shelton precocious told Entertainment Tonight that he plans to walk much clip focusing connected his individual life aft leaving The Voice.

“I want to yet person nan opportunity to opportunity yes to much worldly successful my individual life and not say, ‘Let maine check,’ aliases conscionable flat-out no,” nan vocalist said.

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