Blake Shelton’s Dad – The Details

It was an emotional night for Blake Shelton as he accepted his ACA for Music Video of the Year, and performed a slightly choked up version of “God Gave Me You” last night. In his acceptance speech Blake dedicated the award to his father Ricky who he said had been having a hard time the last few weeks. For those of us sending our well-wishes, here’s what we’re up against.

Blake Shelton’s spokeswoman, Tree Paine, told CNN the singer’s father had been taken to a hospital with pneumonia that evening. After the show, Shelton immediately flew home to Oklahoma to be with his family.

“Thanks to every one of y’all who took time to vote for me for the ACAs,” he tweeted as he left the venue. “And for all the thoughts and prayers for dad! He’s happy about it!”

Blake, you know our hearts are with you, and I’m sure your daddy will knock that pneumonia right in the rear, cause that’s what these Oklahoma men do!


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2 Replies to “Blake Shelton’s Dad – The Details”

  1. Blake’s father’s name is Dick not Ricky. Blake had a brother named Richie but no Ricky in the Shelton clan to my knowledge.

  2. His dad is named Dick not Ricky. He jokes about Ricky Van Shelton being his dad but they are not related.