Kelsea Ballerini, Adam Levine Join ‘The Voice’ for Season 27

Kelsea Ballerini is heading to The Voice! The country music superstar was announced as a coach for Season 27 next spring, along with Adam Levine, who was part of the inaugural lineup, plus returning coach John Legend and Michael Bublé, who will mark his first season as a coach this fall, for Season 26.

The news was announced in a video posted on social media.



“Okay, it’s official,” Ballerini says. “I am so, so, so beyond excited to be joining The Voice next year, y’all. Let’s go, Team Kelsea.”

“Team Adam is back. I feel bad for the other teams. Let’s go,” Levine added.

Bublé will be part of the lineup of coaches for the upcoming season, along with Reba McEntire, Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg, who along with Bublé will mark his first time as a coach on The Voice.

Absent from the Season 27 lineup is McEntire, who first joined in Season 24, taking the place left vacant when Blake Shelton left the show. She also claimed her first win this past season, with her teammate,  Asher HaVon, being crowned the winner.

“It feels wonderful, especially that it’s Asher,” McEntire told Entertainment Tonight after her big win. “I’m just tickled to pieces. But I gotta say something about The Voice: look how Asher is dressed. Every time you got on stage, you looked regal. You presented yourself with regalness. I was so proud of him. But they do such a good job on this show. The sets tonight, the design — unbelievable.”

Dan + Shay also marked their first season as coaches this past spring, also marking the first time The Voice used a double chair.

Ballerini is no stranger to The Voice. She previously served as a Battle Advisor in Season 16, and filled in as a coach in Season 20, both for Kelly Clarkson. In addition to getting ready for her debut as a coach on The Voice, Ballerini is also working on a new album, the follow-up to Rolling Up The Welcome Mat.


“I want to make a record about what it feels to be 30… what it feels like to be falling in love and feeling a new level of safety,” Ballerini recently told Flaunt. “Having the space in my life to experience all of it first had to happen for it now to reflect in the music.”

The Grand Ole Opry member has been intentional about every decision for her still-untitled new record, which she says will still be rooted in country music, even as she explores other genres.

“I put together my dream group of people that I wanted to make it with and I’m making the whole record with the same people,” Ballerini revealed. “And it’s all women.”

A premiere date for Season 26 and Season 27 has yet to be announced. Find all of Ballerini’s music and upcoming shows at