NUP_179483_2707.JPGBlake Shelton has become one of Country music’s biggest artists, but he certainly wasn’t an overnight success. After he moved to Nashville, he spent eight years writing songs and playing gigs before his debut album was released. Now that it’s been 16 years since that album — and its Number 1 single Austin — put him on the map, he’s able to look back on the experience through wiser eyes. And the one thing he wishes is that the young Blake Shelton could have gotten advice from artists who knew what he was going through … the same kind of advice he and his fellow judges give out to contestants on The Voice. (Click on the media bar below to hear Blake Shelton)

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC

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