Country superstar and long time “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton was honored with the 2,755th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. His star comes in the category of Recording for “his outstanding achievements in the music industry” – though it didn’t hurt that he just retired from being the longest-running judge in the history of TV’s “The Voice.”
Family and friends – and plenty of fans – turned up for the unveiling of the star, including Blake’s mother Dorothy Shelton, wife Gwen Stefani and their kids, Kit Hoover, Adam Levine and Carson Daly. Gwen gave a speech praising Blake, saying “Blake has always stayed true to himself. There is nobody like him. He is a one-of-a-kind guy, and the audience has all fallen in love with him. He’s humble, he’s genuine, and trust me, wherever we go, everybody feels like they know Blake Shelton.” Gwen closed out her statement by saying, “The reason Blake Shelton is here today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is because you are part of the country dream, the Hollywood dream, and you are part of the American dream, and everybody knows you are my dream come true.”
Blake took the podium and said, “This is shocking to me that this even happened. It was just never on my radar. I had a dream of being a country singer and hearing myself on the radio one day, and I never, ever thought that that path would lead me here.” He dedicated his star to his late brother Richie Shelton, who passed away in 1990.