BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 09: Kelsea Ballerini attends the FASHION TRUST U.S. Awards 2024 on April 09, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

With Dan and Shay and Reba McEntire taking a break from coaching duties on The Voice, the country music community has been wondering which star will occupy a regal red throne next. And now we have an answer.

Kelsea Ballerini will represent the country music community on the 27th season of The Voice. She joins returning coaches John LegendMichael Bublé and Adam Levine starting in the spring of 2025. This marks Adam’s first time back in the red chair since his departure after season 16.

Kelsea previously served as the first coach for the show’s “comeback stage” in 2018 when she worked with contestants who had been eliminated during the blind auditions. In 2019, she served as an advisor for Kelly Clarkson‘s team during battle rounds, then she filled in for Kelly in 2021 during the battle rounds.