YouTube / Blake Shelton
We’ve all been there — sick of the “same old, same old” at work every single day.
While this can feel like something that only affects folks without a massive net worth or a massive fan base – the truth is – the rich and famous experience fatigue and burnout, too.
In a recent interview, Blake Shelton explained why he took a step back from his heavily booked touring schedule.
Nearly a decade ago (in 2012), Shelton’s hit show The Voice was just a year underway. The newly-minted singing competition was becoming incredibly popular, and Shelton started having trouble balancing his career as a touring musician with the new duties of his role on TV.
Reflecting on that intensely busy time, Shelton said:
“I mean, there was never a day off, it was just crazy, and I started resenting touring a little bit. I was like, ‘Oh my God, what is the point, what are we doing? I’m not enjoying it anymore.'”
It then came time to make the difficult decision – which part of his career did he need to adjust so he could enjoy working again?
Shelton didn’t quit touring completely….but, he did largely cut back on the number of shows he does each year. Now, he says, he’s learned to enjoy it again because it’s no longer bearing down on him as a dreaded obligation.
“It’s kept me so excited about when I go on stage now… It’s something that I look forward to – I really do!”
He says that he’s probably only played about 25 shows each year since 2013. Which, he admits, is “not very many” for a touring artist.
Now, Blake is a married man – and the future could spell different things for him! But all that remains to be seen.
See Blake talk about making his newest album below along with a recent performance of “Minimum Wage” from The Kelly Clarkson Show.