Tuesday night’s episode of The Voice saw coach and country megastar Blake Shelton reveal that there’s a particular rock song that “terrified” him.
As a country sensation, Blake Shelton isn’t shy about his roots. For the “God’s Country” singer, rock and roll was a huge influence in his youth. As any religious person will tell you, however, rock can often be full of conflicting ideals for a devout Christian like Shelton.
On Tuesday night’s The Voice, several blind auditions came from rock-centric hopefuls. For Shelton, this serves as a reminder of his youth.
Shelton self-labels himself as a huge fan of 80s and 90s rock and roll. The latest auditions saw him citing one such example from childhood: Twisted Sister’s classic anthem, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”.
For Shelton, the song itself went a long way into crafting his career. It’s a rock staple from the Stay Hungry album of 1984. But it’s not what “put the fear of God” in Shelton. That honor belongs to the next track.
Blake Shelton Reveals Song That Had Him “Terrified”
Following “We’re Not Gonna Take It” on the Stay Hungry Album is a far edgier track. The song in question?
“Burn in Hell”.
Within the episode, Shelton joyously recalls to fellow coaches that he once would “scramble to pop the cassette out of his player before that song could reach the lyrics:
You’re gonna burn in Hell.
“That scared me so bad,” Shelton says, nodding with a laugh.
Despite the flashback, the coach manages to add a strong country singer to his team this week. The upcoming hopeful, Taryn Papa, sang a strong rendition of “Anyway” by Martina McBride.
The revelation comes hot off the heels of Shelton & his rumored fiance and fellow Voice host, Gwen Stefani, taking home a huge CMT Awards win together:
Season 19 of The Voice continues to air each Monday and Tuesday night on NBC at 8PM ET.
[H/T Taste of Country]