Mark your calendars and get ready to laugh! Blake Shelton will make his SNL debut on Jan. 24, NBC announced today, adding that the country star will be both performing and hosting the show that night.
Shelton will be initiated into a pretty exclusive club when he takes center stage: In the show’s 40-year history, less than 40 performers have ever tackled both roles – and only a handful of them have been country stars. He follows in the footsteps of Nashville greats Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift.
Shelton’s fellow mentor on The Voice, Adam Levine, might be able to offer him some tips, since he pulled double-duty in 2013. Meanwhile, Voice host Carson Daly has already reached out to the singer on Twitter: “Congrats blakeshelton on hosting #SNL gig,” he wrote. “Just goes to prove kids..you can literally drink your way to the top.”