Blake Shelton Wants to Quit Drinking in 2024

Blake Shelton‘s drinking might soon be a thing of the past. The “Sangria” singer says his New Year’s resolution is to really cut back on his imbibing in 2024, if not quit completely.

“I haven’t managed to stop drinking yet. Even cutting back has been hard,” Shelton tells Entertainment Tonight. “I mean, it’s a resolution though. And I’ll say it again right now — that’s my New Year’s resolution, is to either cut back or stop drinking altogether. Let’s just say I said it.”

The Oklahoma native might soon stop drinking, but he is still working hard on his Ole Red bars and music venues. Shelton will soon open his sixth and biggest one so far, this one in Las Vegas.

“I’ve seen this phase of the process enough times to know that I can picture it now and there’s similarities to all the Ole Reds, and there’s some similarities to… Nashville with the balcony that looks down on the stage and the bar placement and all that stuff,” Shelton told People.

“But it’s also just so much bigger,” he added. “I mean, this is a giant, and so I don’t know that I would say I’m emotional, but it is overwhelming, and it’s hard for me to take it all in right now and just accept that this is really happening and we’re almost to the finish line.”

Shelton is already deep into celebrating the holiday season with his family, including his wife,  , and her three sons.

“The whole family, we really get into the holidays,” Shelton recently shared on The Jennifer Hudson Show.  “The only tradition that I think we have is, me and the kids, they all watch TikTok and all the stuff, and so they see people making these weird turkeys. So, like a couple of years ago we had to make a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey. You like grind up the Cheetos and you put it on the turkey and then you make the turkey. There’s really no point to it.”

Shelton will help ring in 2024 by performing with Trace Adkins as part of New Year’s Eve: Nashville’s Big Bash.

“You know, when this came up in conversation I told my manager I go, ‘Man, I will do it if we can get Trace to come down … there’s nobody more fun for me to be around than Trace Adkins,” Shelton recalled.

New Year’s Eve: Nashville’s Big Bash will also include performances by Thomas RhettLainey WilsonOld Dominion, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Morgan WallenKane BrownHARDY, Carly PearceJon PardiJackson DeanCody JohnsonBrothers Osborne with Trombone Shorty, Megan MoroneyParker McCollum and Bailey Zimmerman. The five-hour event will air live on CBS on December 31, and stream the next day for Paramount+ Essential subscribers.

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