Blake Shelton's team will have a little help from his country music friends on "The Voice" Season 7.
Grammy-winning group Little Big Town will serve as adviser for Team Blake in the upcoming season, Access Hollywood can exclusively reveal.
"It's a huge honor," LBT's Kimberly Schlapman told Access' Liz Hernandez in a new interview. "We love the show. We have always watched it."
Added Karen Fairchild, "We begged and begged and cornered him!"
Blake is excited for Little Big Town (comprised of Kimberly, Karen, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet) to receive the mainstream exposure a network television hit provides.
"There is gonna be an entire new audience who is gonna find out these people are which is – they need to know who they are," he told Liz. "It's the same thing that happened to me when I started doing this show as country artist. We don't get that many opportunities to be on television and we do we got to make the most of it and I am excited for allot of people to find out who Little Big Town is.
"I mean, if you are a country music fan you already love them, but if you are not necessarily someone who listen to country radio all the time, you are gonna find out who they are and it's gonna be a big deal," he added.
Last week, Access Hollywood broke the news that Gavin Rossdale would serve as the adviser to wife Gwen Stefani's team this season, as well. Stevie Nicks was previously announced as the adviser to Adam Levine's team, while Pharrell Williams' guest adviser has yet to be announced.
"The Voice" Season 7 premieres September 22 on NBC.
-- Erin O’Sullivan