Blake Shelton Rocks “The Golden Girls” Theme Song
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Blake Shelton’s Reluctance Turns to Smiles as He Sings, “Thank You for Being a Friend.”
When it was announced that spunky country music star Reba McEntire would be replacing Blake Shelton for the 24th season of the NBC television series The Voice, fans approved. However, most would admit they missed seeing the famous country music star and entertainer in the judges’ chair. Throughout the show’s 12-year history, Team Shelton has produced the most final winners, with nine winners out of 23 seasons. His amiable nature, honest reviews, and rugged good looks were appreciated by many as he served as a coach for 23 seasons. Viewers may have felt like they were saying goodbye to a good friend when Shelton left the show to spend more time with his pop star wife, Gwen Stefani, and their family.
Blake may be missing from The Voice, but his career of past and present is still going strong. Shufflin’ Shelton has done many interviews and guest appearances, such as the one below where he filmed the season premiere preview episode of NBC’s “That’s My Jam.” Hosted by executive producer Jimmy Fallon, the show featured celebrity guests competing in music-themed challenges. The debut guests included Shelton and the judges of “The Voice,” Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, and John Legend. The episode originally aired on November 29, 2021.
Let the That’s My Jam Games Begin
With his contagious grin, Fallon gestured for Blake to join him on the platform. Shelton first feined a begrudging attitude and reluctance, commenting,
“I gotta go first? I don’t even want to be here,”
“This is the worst show I’ve ever been on.”
Fallon stayed jovial and encouraged Shelton to spin the wheel, where it landed on the “Musical Genre Challenge” category. He spun again to select a genre and song. The wheel stopped on “Classic Rock,” the chosen song was “Thank You for Being a Friend,” a catchy tune and theme song from the popular TV show The Golden Girls. The song was initially written and recorded by Andrew Gold and later performed by Cynthia Fee for the show’s first airing in 1985.
Admittedly one of Shelton’s favorite shows, he let go of his comical sarcasm, stating, “I do know that song,” and the tall glass of water walked to the stage to perform.
And perform he did. With a Southern baritone voice of smooth aged bourbon, Blake rocked it. He quickly found his rhythm and sang with a smile on his face to a thrilled and screaming audience. He would have made his favorite golden girl, Dorothy, proud.
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) October 15, 2018
It all began with “Austin.”
Since 2001, when his first debut single, “Austin,” stayed on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 5 weeks, The Sexiest Man Alive has sold over 10 million records worldwide. In addition to his busy tour schedule, Blake has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, providing fans with plenty of opportunities to see the talented artist.
More recently, Shelton, Lee Metzger, and Carson Daily created and produced his latest television series, Barmegeddon. The show is filmed in Nashville at Shelton’s Ole Red bar. The first show of the second season is set to air on the USA Network on November 13, 2023.
Check out the video of Blake’s first single, “Austin,” below. Let us know what you think about his early career and the artist he is now!