While Adkins has not yet appeared on the show, he and Shelton have been friends for years and even recorded a song together, "Hillbilly Bone." Adkins and Shelton are also heading out on the road together, as Adkins is opening for Shelton's Country Music Freaks Tour.
This season, Shelton will join returning coaches Adam Levine and Alicia Keys and new coach Kelly Clarkson to mentor young singers as the contestants join one of the four coaches on their respective teams.
Sounds Like Nashville adds that Clarkson's advisor will be Hailee Steinfeld, Keys' contestants will be assisted by Shawn Mendes and Levine's team will
Shelton has previously enlisted the likes of Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, Michael Buble, Bette Midler, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, girlfriend Gwen Stefani and Clarkson for help in past seasons.
Shelton picked up the win
The Voice premieres on Feb. 26 on NBC and will see competition this season from the newly rebooted American Idol, which is set to premiere in March.
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