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The new season of “The Voice” is only weeks away, and the coaches have just revealed the stars they’ve enlisted to be their battle round mentors.
Kelly Clarkson is bringing on Jason Aldean to mentor her team, and the pair is already having a little fun at the expense of fellow country star Blake Shelton. "I don't even like that guy," Jason joked to “Entertainment Tonight,” with Kelly adding, "Yeah, we don't even like Blake,” adding with a laugh, "I can't even say that without smiling." Jason also offered, "He's a good BS-er," noting, "That's why his initials are B.S." Meanwhile, Blake has landed fellow country star Dierks Bentley as his team’s mentor. “The reason we make a good paring,” Blake tells Access Hollywood, “Dierks knows when to hold ‘em and I know when to fold ‘em.” Dierks adds, “I do, I hold ‘em up. I give them the positive advice…and then he comes along with the critical advice.” But while they work well together, Dierks stops short of calling Blake a friend, joking, “We’ll see if he gives me his phone number, I wasn’t invited to the wedding,” referring to Blake’s nuptials to Gwen Stefani, to which Blake replied, “yes you were, it’s on it’s way.” As for the other judges, John Legend has enlisted Camila Cabello as his mentor, while new judge Ariana Grande is bringing along Kristin Chenoweth. Season 21 of “The Voice” premieres September 20thon NBC.
Dan + Shay has a new number on song. The duo’s latest single, “Glad You Exist,” tops the “Billboard” Country Airplay chart, making it their eighth chart leader. “This song is a message of gratitude to everyone in our lives and we’re truly grateful to see it at the top of the chart,” they tell “Billboard.” “Thank you fans and country radio…we’re glad you exist.” Elsewhere on the chart…Chris Young’s latest album “Famous Friends” debuts at three on the Top Country Albums chart, moving 24,000 equivalent album units. Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” tops the “Billboard” Hot Country Songs chart for a fifth week.