AOL: You're putting out a greatest hits set in November. For most acts, that's the end of one chapter and the start of another. What's your next musical chapter look like?
Shelton: I don't know. When I moved to Nashville, I always told myself, 'I'll know when I made it if I ever have a greatest hits album, because you have a body of work that was popular enough that they made a greatest hits record on you.' I never really thought beyond that. I did it. And what the hell do you do for the second half? The lucky thing for me is I feel like I'm just now starting to hit a stride. For the first time, people are mentioning my name as one of the upper artists in country music and then to be nominated for [CMA] male vocalist ... It's a really unique and a better spot to be in. I'm handing people a greatest hits record when they're just now really starting to hear about me. I don't know if that's ever happened before.