By Shannon Frost Greenstein

November 3rd was a super significant day for music fans, especially those who regularly tune into The Voice on Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.  BOTH coach Blake Shelton and coach Adam Levine dropped new albums last Friday, a true coincidence of timing.  Shelton’s eleventh studio album, “Texoma Shore” is now available, as is Levine and company’s Maroon 5 album “Red Pill Blues”, the band’s sixth LP.

No stranger to competition, as is seen every week on The Voice, the two stars have gone on the record with a friendly bet to see which album will see more sales.  In a You Tube clip, Shelton apologizes to Levine for stealing his thunder, saying, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to.  That’s going to squash you guys.”

Levine, of course, didn’t take that sitting down, responding, ““I was going to say that I feel bad for you, because we’re going to sell more albums than you are.”

Rather than arguing over who would be victorious in the Great Album Showdown of 2017, they decided to let their fans have a voice.  It is, of course, the fans who are purchasing, streaming, and downloading this music, so doesn’t it make sense that they should be the main factor in determining the winner?

Fans and contestants alike will find out on an upcoming episode of The Voice which star has been victorious, so now is the time!  Get on out and grab the new album from your musician of choice, and help your favorite win this wager!

And the terms of the bet?

If Shelton sells more records, Levine will have to christen him “Captain Country.”  “I feel like I’ve actually called you that before,” Adam commented, to which Shelton replied, “I know, I liked it.”  And if Levine wins?  Shelton will be obligated to refer to him as “The Greatest There Ever Was.”  Those are some steep terms!

Check out the clip below!


  1. Maroon 5 is the clear winner!


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