Blake Shelton just dropped a tweet that has his fans a little worried about his professional future.
On Jan. 2, Blake shared congratulations to retiring Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on a fine career.
The country star had just watched a documentary on Bruce on the NFL Channel, and he said, “Damn proud to call you my friend coach. Enjoy your retirement!!! I’ll be joining you REAL soon brother!!! #hero.”
That bit about Blake joining Bruce real soon has fans worried Blake may be thinking about retirement himself. The tweets were mostly supportive of Blake with one fan saying “Maybe retirement from busy country touring is the answer to a happy family life… then do so… and so must Gwen. Life is too short… enjoy now, have kids and have fun as they grow up.”
As we’ve seen from Blake and Gwen’s social media feeds, they’ve been having a blast with her three kids this holiday season, but it’s hard to imagine Blake walking away from his singing career. Another fan agrees saying, “I kind of don’t think you’re retiring soon ’cause you love it too much.”
We don’t think Blake’s retirement talk would point to an end to his music career. He just re-signed his record deal with his label, Warner Brothers, and the head of the Nashville division, John Esposito, told “Billboard,” “He re-signed with us to basically end his career here. That’s a long time.”
Blake said in a statement at the time that he looks forward to more incredible years with his Warner family.
Instead, we think Blake might be alluding to retirement from his own coaching gig at “The Voice.” Blake and Adam Levine are the only two coaches to have appeared on every season of NBC’s Emmy-winning music competition series, which is about to launch it’s 14th season later this year. That’s a lot of time spent in the rotating coaches chair, so we wonder if Blake may be feeling the urge to move on after so many years on the show.
Judging from Blake’s May 2016 interview with NBC’s “Today,” Blake’s retirement from “The Voice” won’t be coming anytime soon, though. He said, “I don’t plan on going anywhere. I’d like to stay there as long as I can. Yes, I’m staying there. Of course, I’m staying there. I love that job.”
Blake’s “Country Music Freaks Tour” launches Feb. 15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He’ll be on the road through a March 17 show in Philadelphia. Tour dates are posted at BlakeShelton.com.