Blake Shelton To Host SNL

performs during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Blake Shelton To Host SNL

performs during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Country star Blake Shelton has long been a judge on NBC’s monstrously popular The Voice, making him (a) an NBC employee and (b) one of the best-known country stars among non-country fans. So the thought of Shelton hosting Saturday Night Live is not that crazy. And indeed, he’ll do double duty as host and musical guest on 1/24, TV Line reports. It might seem like a big milestone for a country singer to host SNL, but Rolling Stone points out that Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift (who was still self-identifying as country back in 2009) have all done it. Additionally, Sia has been announced as musical guest for the 1/17 episode hosted by Kevin Hart.

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