Blake Shelton Shares the Advice He’d Give His Younger Self

Blake Shelton just celebrated the 20th Anniversary of his first big hit “Austin” and PEOPLE asked the star what advice he would have given himself when he was starting out.

“I would have told that kid, ‘Hey man, the mullet’s not as cool as you think it is,'” he joked.  He also added, “and I would have told myself to get more rest back then. When I started I was 24 and lived life to the max back then. It’s probably why I ran out of battery so soon.”

Blake is getting ready to release a new album  Body Language, on May 21. “Here I am sitting here talking to you 20 years later after ‘Austin’ came out — not only talking to you but talking about new music that’s still coming out,” he told PEOPLE. “I don’t know how this happened to me, but I thank God every day. I’ve just been super blessed and super lucky. It’s unbelievable.”