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Blake Shelton recently spoke at the Country Radio Seminar on February 25, sharing his plans to retire in the near future.

“It’s always over at some point and I’ve always been prepared for that and I’ve braced myself for it,” he said, according to Country Now.  “I’m not somebody that’s ever going to beat my head against the wall, because this room, these people, this industry has given me way, way more than I ever deserved,” Blake said. “And I know that and I’m thankful and I’m proud of that. When it’s my time to make room for somebody else, the last thing I want to do is keep them screaming to keep my spot.”

Shelton has had 20 years in the industry and is the Grammy-nominated host of The Voice. Blake says he’ll read the room to determine when it’s time to hang up the mic, “…I learned to accept it a few years ago, maybe three or four or five years ago that it’s coming.”

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