Blake Shelton discusses why he is trying to quit drinking in the upcoming New Year.
Blake Shelton is set to join the lineup of country music stars celebrating the new year on CBS’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash. But the 47-year-old is hoping that will be his last big hurrah with alcohol. Like countless other Americans, he looks forward to scaling back significantly or even quitting altogether in 2024.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, published on Thursday (Dec. 14), the 47-year-old country star revealed that one New Year’s resolution he hasn’t been successful in keeping in past years is cutting back on his drinking. Nevertheless, he expressed his hopefulness that 2024 might just be the year he achieves this goal.
“I haven’t been able to stop drinking yet. That’s my New Year’s resolution this year—is to either cut back or stop drinking altogether.” The singer jokingly added, “Let’s just say I said it.”
Regarding their New Year’s Eve plans, Blake Shelton and wife Gwen Stefani are opting for an early night, as the former The Voice coach also shared with ET, “If we’re at home during New Year’s Eve, we’re probably going to bed before it even happens.”
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Blake Shelton Reveals His Favorite New Year’s Eve Memory
Following his plans for the New Year, Shelton discussed his fondest New Year’s memory. Contrary to expectations of it revolving around Stefani or a New York City celebration, it actually centers on Adam Levine staying at the singer’s Oklahoma home.
Shelton shared, “Adam Levine actually came and stayed with me in Oklahoma, the one and only time he ever came and stayed with me at my house in Oklahoma. It was New Year’s Eve, like maybe the second or third season of The Voice.”
And what made it particularly memorable? Shelton humorously remarked, “The things that we did to him. Have you ever seen the movie Deliverance? You should watch it. Well, he hasn’t been back.”
New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
Bringing in the new year, Shelton will perform alongside Lainey Wilson, Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, Trace Adkins, and more for the New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville Big Bash. Excited about his upcoming set, he seemed more thrilled about seeing Adkins. “You know, when this came up in conversation I told my manager I go, ‘Man, I will do it if we can get Trace to come down…there’s nobody more fun for me to be around than Trace Adkins.’”
Here’s hoping Blake Shelton can be successful in his New Year’s resolution! Listen to him spill the beans on whether he has ever made a drunk dial to his wife below.