Blake Shelton may work in Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean he’s gone Hollywood. Or ever will.
Shelton, 37, finds that setting foot in his home state of Oklahoma refreshes his soul, he tells Men’s Journal for its August issue.
“As soon as we’re done on Wednesdays, my a–– is on the plane,” Shelton says about filming NBC’s The Voice, whose new season debuts Sept. 23 and reunites him with original judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine.
“I get in my truck, I see the fields, see the cows.”
Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert, 29, own a “small prairie fiefdom” in Johnston County, Oklahoma, near a small town called Tishomingo.
“There’s a Dollar General, on Main Street, and a Family Dollar,” Shelton tells the magazine. “And if you can’t find what you need there the closest Walmart is 15 miles away.”
And what does a “hot date” in small-town America consist of for the famous duo?
“Throwing a cooler in the back of the pickup and driving around the property clearing brush and singing to the radio,” says Shelton, who admits to enjoying a few drinks at home and even on-set. “Or else having dinner at the all-you-can-eat rib buffet and dessert at Dairy Queen. When we get home, we like to be home.”
Although Shelton now spends six months of the year in L.A. with Lambert when she’s not on tour, he insists he doesn’t like sushi, doesn’t get yoga and will not buy a house in California.
“There’s something about owning a house here that makes it official,” he says.