So he will be the one who works with Shelton’s team of contestants during the rehearsals for the battle rounds.
And in an interview with The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, Bryan said it kind of reminds him of his days competing in the Colgate Country Showdown.
“I think if you’re in the final rounds, you’ve got something to be proud of, in my opinion,” Bryan said. “When I won the Colgate Country Showdown, I was fired up.
“I can’t imagine even being on The Voice. What an inspiring moment for them in their lives.”
But Bryan thinks this particular part of the reality show’s competition is rough on everyone.
“Certainly when you add the dynamic of pairing them together and making them compete, this stuff works for TV, but I just want people that truly love singing,” he said. “I just want them to be put in a situation where they don’t ever have to really give up on it.
“The day you quit music, that’s the day you’re done. If you keep at music, I think that’s when you can keep striving and keep making yourself better.”
His plan is to tell the contestants on Shelton’s team the best thing he can tell them to lift them up, he said.
“Early in my career, I was so nervous about big moments, I didn’t even enjoy them,” he admitted. “I just want to help these people settle into who they are and enjoy the moment.”