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Luke Bryan to Join Blake Shelton as ‘Voice’ Mentor

Superstar will work with members of Shelton’s team during the show’s 12th season

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Luke Bryan will join Blake Shelton as a mentor on the next season of 'The Voice.'

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Looks like Blake Shelton turned his chair around for pal Luke Bryan, as the country superstar just announced his plans to join Shelton as a mentor on season 12 of The Voice.

Bryan will play an important role for Team Blake contestants, offering up advice during the show’s battle rounds, which pit team members against one another. According to a report from The Tennessean, Bryan has already filmed his Voice appearances. This isn’t Bryan’s first Voice experience – he debuted Kill the Lights’ lead single “Kick the Dust Up” on the show’s season eight finale in 2015. Bryan and Shelton also co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards from 2012 to 2014.

While Bryan will certainly offer some valuable insight on The Voice, Shelton hasn’t had much trouble guiding contestants to victory in the past, with five wins under his belt so far. Team Blake contestant Sundance Head, son of artist Roy Head, won the most recent season. Head released his first original single, “Darlin’ Don’t Go,” in late 2016. He’ll join Shelton on his Doing It to Country Songs Tour, which begins February 16th in Bakersfield, California. Shelton returns to his coaches’ chair alongside Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys for The Voice‘s season 12 premiere, February 27th on NBC.

In other news, Bryan will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the February 5th Super Bowl LI match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Lady Gaga will headline the game’s halftime show. The 2017 run of Bryan’s Kill the Lights tour kicks off February 16th in Huntington, West Virginia. 

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