Blake Shelton is out of his element in Los Angeles.
The 44-year-old country crooner famously spends his time on a ranch in Oklahoma, where he and his fiancée Gwen Stefani quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic.
The “God’s Country” singer recently spoke with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about his life with Stefani in L.A., how his time as a coach on “The Voice” has thrust him into the spotlight and how he makes it in the City of Angels.
“I should never go to a restaurant on a day where I’m not up to someone approaching me. That’s on me …” said the star of becoming more famous after the musical competition show debuted, noting that he’s seen other artists turn down fans’ requests for interactions, which ultimately makes him feel bad.
“Because this person, it’s their one chance in their life that they’re going to get a chance to say something that they wanted to say to this person. Yeah, and it’s hard for them too,” he admitted. “And so I always just feel like, hey, look, if I go somewhere, then it must mean that I’m ready to high-five some people when I get out there.”