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Thomas Rhett Was ‘Honored’ When Kelly Clarkson Asked Him to Join The Voice

Rhett is an adviser, along with Keith Urban, Halsey and CeeLo Green!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Thomas Rhett Was ‘Honored’ When Kelly Clarkson Asked Him to Join <em>The Voice</em>
THE VOICE -- "Battle Reality" -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Clarkson, Thomas Rhett -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

NBC’s The Voice has had a long list of talented performers appear on its show as advisers to the current coaches. This season is no different with the addition of Thomas Rhett stepping up to help advise team Kelly Clarkson.

The opportunity to work alongside a vocalist like Clarkson was one, Rhett admits, he couldn’t pass up.

“When she invited me to come on that show I was very honored, because I’ve always been such a huge fan of Kelly, and one of the most phenomenal, flawless voices I’ve ever heard,” Rhett told Sounds Like Nashville and other local media during his recent double No.1 party. “I mean, obviously, her records are great but even if you’re just sitting in a room with Kelly, and she just starts riffing to describe to somebody how she wants something to be sung, and then she looks and me and says ‘What do you think?’ I’m like, ‘I think you just said it perfectly. I don’t even know how to add to that.’”

THE VOICE — “Battle Reality” — Pictured: Thomas Rhett — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Offering the lessons and advice he’s taken over the years to budding talent was also something the Georgia native was excited to do.

“It was really cool to get in there with people that had so many different backgrounds,” he recalled. “I mean, there were people in there that had never played a show in their life. There were people in there that had been touring for ten years, and so you had to adapt your advice based on the story that you knew from those people.”

He continued, “To get into those rooms, I feel like if I was in their shows I would have been absolutely terrified to be singing in front of Kelly Clarkson, and they got in there and just destroyed it. And it was really nice to be able to put on my artist hat and try to portray advice that I have learned, from honestly just a bunch of error, and get to help them out in that way. Whether it’s performing, going higher or going lower, and helping them with the band and arrangements, and it was a really really cool and different thing that I got to do.”

Fans can catch Rhett, as well as Keith Urban, Halsey and CeeLo Green, when the advising appointments begin during The Voice battle rounds on Oct. 15.