On any given week, a new rumor springs up in media land about Blake Shelton. Most recently, he nixed certain reports that he was sent to rehab and that he was having heart problems. And then there are those rumors always afloat that country music’s hottest couple is headed for divorce like a fast-moving dually headed for a turtle on pavement. By his account, Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert are as enchanted with one another as ever, and, if that isn’t bliss itself, their careers are soaring.
With 12 No. 1 singles to his career (eight of them consecutive), three CMA Male Vocalist of the Year titles and as current CMA Entertainer of the Year, the singer from Pontotoc County, Okla., is undoubtedly on everyone’s proverbial radar. You have to wonder if it can all be too much? Heck no.
Shelton was the driving force behind the Healing for the Heartland concert raising money for victims of April’s disastrous tornado in Moore. Also, Season 5 of The Voice, the NBC singing competition in which Shelton has coached three winners, is back on Monday and Tuesday nights, and he is wrapping up his Ten Times Crazier Tour, which began in July. One of the final stops will be at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Jana Kramer, ACM’s New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, opens the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets are $27.75-$52.75.
So no matter what you’ve heard about Blake Shelton, all you really need to know is wrapped up in his latest single, “Mine Would Be You” – smart, sexy, comfortable and unerringly poignant. That’s how they grow ‘em in Ada.
Tickets are available online at www.bokcenter.com