How close is the friendship of Blake Shelton and Adam Levine? After nine seasons of The Voice, it’s obvious that the two have become very close. Blake talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton:
“I consider him one of my best friends. I actually went and stayed with the guy when I was going through my divorce, and he was a really good friend to me during all that.
The two have been coaches on The Voice since the beginning. Lon asked if either of them have ever asked for some time off: “No, it’s just developed where Adam and I are the bookends. It’s never even come up where Adam & I aren’t there, and I would hate to step away for a season. I’ve told them if that ever comes up, I’m just gone period. We’ve figured out what people like about our relationship, and that’s the immaturity, and the fact that we can’t hurt each other’s feelings, so there’s no holds barred.”
On the surface, you don’t appear to have anything in common. What things do you share? “I think the thing that’s our bond is we come from such different worlds. I find we’ll get into conversations where we just pick each other’s brains of how we do our touring. The same with him. He wants to know if I’m really a farmer. We have these conversations, and hours go by. The thing we have in common is music. But that’s not what we’re interested in. We’re interested in ‘Why are you so weird?'”
Has anyone ever asked the two of you to do a show like CMT Crossroads, where you sing each other’s songs? “We have been approached many times from movie companies, even the network NBC has asked us to do other projects together. But we’re not going to do that. I think we’re in the perfect situation. I think if we start pushing it too far, it’ll be too much of us. Everybody’s over-thinking it. Let it just be good the way it is.”