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Last year, Blake Shelton joined the Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh for a classic Tom Petty cover. The version of Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” also features former Guns N Roses drummer Matt Sorum.

The cover was done to help support Miraculous Love Kids. It’s a nonprofit music school launched in 2015. The school aims to protect and educate impoverished young women living in conflict zones and facing gender discrimination and violence. A message opens the video: “For the girls and women of Afghanistan, ‘We won’t back down’ until you are free.”

Many artists have joined the cause to help support Miraculous Love Kids. Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello covered Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” for the organization. And other cover featured Sammy Hagar’s take on the Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle.”

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Shelton told ET Online this week that while he is currently on tour and is not in California, where the big storms are with his wife Gwen Stefani and her boys, and he’s concerned. He said, “It’s terrible. Right now, they’re having bad storms back in California, and I hate not being there. Not that anything bad is happening. But I know they’re kind of freaked out, and it’d be nice to be home.”

Shelton says his 2023 tour is only a month and a half. That’s because he simply wants to stay home with Gwen. He offered, “I don’t do a lot of these. I think we’re doing 18 of these shows this year. I try to limit it as much as I can because the whole reason I’m even stepping away from The Voice is so I can just be there more, and that’s what I’m gonna do.” Blake announced his retirement from the show after 23 seasons of being a coach. This season is his last.

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