The wait is almost over! It’s been 18 months since the release of new music from Blake Shelton. On Tuesday, March 8, Shelton will release “Came Here To Forget,” the first single from his long awaited 12th studio album.

Written by Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan, the song is an intimate snapshot of a couple’s encounter at a bar. “I’ve had a lot of music over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever had a song before that’s such a direct look into my life,” said Shelton. “That’s why I’m so excited about this particular song.”

Shelton is currently wowing audiences with his sold-out ‘Blake Shelton 2016 Tour Presented by Gildan. “The crowd hung on every word,” said the Louisville Courier Journal on opening weekend. Shelton takes on Music City this weekend with a two-night, sold-out play in Nashville before wrapping in Pittsburgh, PA on March 19.

Slime-filled fun is set to take center stage on Saturday, March 12 as Shelton prepares to host Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards. Super-sized surprises will take over this year’s awards honoring favorites from the worlds of film, music and television, and giving kids a front-row seat to slime, stunts and celebrities. The show will roll out on Nickelodeon’s more than 180 countries and territories around the globe. Additional Kids’ Choice Awards news will be announced in the coming months.

Earlier this week saw the premier of NBC’s two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” A four-time champion coach, Shelton re-unites with Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Pharrell Williams for the tenth season.