Blake Shelton admits he wasn’t the “Voice” producers’ first choice to represent the country music community.
“If I’m not mistaken, they wanted Reba McEntire to be a coach on The Voice first,” the singer explained during a Voice event at his Nashville bar, Ole Red.
“Reba, at the time, for whatever reason – she couldn’t do it.”
Reba’s manager suggested booking another member of his roster for the coaching gig — Blake.
“So they…rolled the dice and said, ‘Okay, we’ll try him.’ So it was magical, the way it all happened,” Shelton adds.