Blake Shelton Dishes on the Single Life

People Magazine seems to be just as interested in how the newly single Blake Shelton is doing these days as his fans are. In the next issue Blake makes the cover while a “close friend” of his dishes about how he’s doing now that he and Miranda Lambert are over. “Clearly he was upset during the breakup, but he’s not someone to sit around and lick his wounds,” says a close friend of the country singer. “He’s about moving forward and not looking in the rearview mirror.” Leaning on his Voice crew and costars and spending quality time with his male pals (the star recently returned from an annual hunting trip), Shelton – who announced his divorce from Lambert, 31, in July – “has bounced back very quickly,” says the friend. “He experiences all the same ups and downs as anyone else, but he is doing so well and is always the life of the party.” On set in Los Angeles, “Everyone wants to hang out with him,” says the friend. “He’s been upbeat and enjoying his time with the coaches. They are a tight-knit group.” “This is the most loving combination [of coaches],” Shelton – whose compilation album Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits comes out Oct. 23 – told PEOPLE earlier this summer. “We spend time together a lot mostly just talking [and ] having life discussions. That’s my favorite part of being on this show is those friendships that I’ve made. We love each other.” Shelton, 39, is also working on new music (“This is the most excited he’s been about an album,” says another source) and has lost at least 20 lbs. in the last several months. “There’s been a silver lining for Blake,” says the pal. “He has the time to take care of himself and he’s taken positive steps in his life to spend time with friends and family.” “I’m in a good place,” he told CMT recently. “I wasn’t, but I am now. It’s amazing how quickly life can turn around for you. I’ve had some pretty cool things in recent times that have happened, and I’m loving it.” Rumors of a new album, and of course his success as the most boisterous of the Voice coaches are also keeping Blake busy these days. You can find out more in the newest issue of People that hits the stands this Friday.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton DIVORCING?!?!

Miranda Lambert on Country Music News Blog

In a move that quite honestly shocked us here at Country Music News Blog, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have officially filed for divorce. Today marks the official dissolution of their marriage, although the paperwork was filed some time ago, with Blake as the petitioner. No word on the cause, however it is clear that Blake is keeping the Oklahoma property while Miranda is moving to Nashville along with her menagerie of animals. According to TMZ, he couple says, “This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.” (source) Well, I guess that’s that. Good luck to the splitting couple. Hopefully they’ll find happiness in the next chapter of their lives. I dedicate this one to all those “Mrs Shelton” fans out there.

Blake Shelton 2014 Tour Schedule!

Blake Shelton has FINALLY announced his 2014 Ten Times Crazier Tour dates! “I cannot wait to get back out on the road,” Shelton said. “I had so much fun playing songs from Based on a True Story, and getting to see the crowd’s reaction to those songs was unforgettable. It is one of the most validating things for an artist like me to have people sing along to your songs. … It means what I’m doing is right, and no matter what I’m doing, whether it is The Voice or a TV special, absolutely nothing compares to playing live for me.” The Band Perry, Neal McCoy and Dan + Shay will also appear on the tour. Shelton will donate $1 from each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, the organization’s charitable program. Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014 Dates:

2013 CMA Award Winners!

It was an exciting night in Music City as the nation’s TOP country music talent gathered to celebrate a successful year of recording, touring, and giving fans the music they love so much. Without further ado, here are YOUR 2013 CMA Award winners! Entertainer of the Year: George Strait Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town Album of the Year: Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton, Scott Hendricks (producer) New Artist of the Year: Kacey Musgraves Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line Song of the Year: “I Drive Your Truck,” Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary Single of the Year: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line, Joey Moi (producer) Musical Event: “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Music Video: “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Shane Drake (director) Musician: Mac McAnally

Esquire Magazine Features Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton

Esquire magazine turns 80 and to celebrate the anniversary, the magazine set out to create an epic portfolio titled “The Life of Man,” comprised of 80 original photographs of actors, sports icons, musicians, politicians, Presidents, etc, ages 80 to one. The high caliber list of musicians featured in the portrait include Willie Nelson (80), Tim McGraw (46), Blake Shelton (37), Eddie Van Halen (58), Dr. Dre (48), Jason Derulo (24), Greyson Chance (16) and Ethan Bortnick (13). Each were asked about either the best day of their life so far, the best advice they’ve ever gotten, or what they are most looking forward to: Willie Nelson – Best advice – “An ex-father-in-law gave it to me. ‘Take my advice and do what you want.’ ” Dr. Dre – Best advice – “To protect my B’s: my babe, my body, and my business.” Tim McGraw – Best advice – “Was from Johnny Paycheck, a country singer. He looked at me right in eye and said, ‘Son, always go hard and fast, so when you hit the ditch, you can come out on the other side.” Blake Shelton – Most looking forward to – “November. It’s my favorite month of the year. Because I like it when shit dies.” Eddie Van Halen – Best advice – “Was from my father at an early age when we were making music. I would make mistakes, and I would ask, ‘What do you do?’ And he’d say, in Dutch, ‘Gewoon door blijven gaan,’ which means ‘Don’t stop and don’t let the audience know you made a mistake.’ ”

Blake Shelton Hosts Healing In The Heartland

Blake Shelton Hosts “Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert”. Blake Shelton has organized and will headline and host a major telethon, “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert,” this Wednesday (May 29). The concert/telethon/benefit proceeds will be going towards The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornado Relief Fund. The benefit will be held at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City at 7:30 pm tomorrow. Tickets for the benefit went on sale Saturday, but will also be televised live on NBC. Other cable networks including Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT will air the show on either a live or delayed basis. “Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy,” Shelton said. “This is why I want to do this special and especially hod it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero.” Shelton will be performing along with Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and more.

Blake Shelton Boys Round Here-Music Video

The Official Music Video For Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here.” Below is the official music video for Blake Shelton‘s current single, “Boys ‘Round Here.” The song comes from his latest album, Based On A True Story. It is the second single from the album, following “Sure Be Cool If You Did.” The song features the Pistol Annieswith a few words from RaeLynn (The Voice). The video is full of surprises including big trucks, dancing and a little piggy. Watch “Boys ‘Round Here” below and check out the track listing for Based On A True Story. Track Listing: 1. Boys ‘Round Here 2. Sure Be Cool If You Did 3. Do You Remember 4. Small Town Big Time 5. Country On the Radio 6. My Eyes (feat. Gwen Sebastian) 7. Doin’ What She Likes 8. I Still Got A Finger 9. Mine Would Be You 10. Lay Low 11. Ten Times Crazier 12. Granddaddy’s Gun 13. I Found Someone (Deluxe Version) 14. Frame of Mine (Deluxe Version)

The Voice Season Four Night Two

The Voice Season 4 Premiere Week Comes To An End. Tonight was the second night of season four of The Voice, ending the premiere week of the NBC hit show. Unfortunately, our favorite coach, Blake Shelton, didn’t gain any team members tonight. But there is always next week and I’m not worried. Even though, Shelton didn’t add to his team, there were more than a couple moments on tonight’s episode that made me excited. Shakira gained two females contenders, both of whom surprised me with their performances. The first was Tawnya Reynolds who sang “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” The second was Cathia, who gave me chills when she sang “No Me Doy por Vencido.” Shakira also gave me a good chuckle when she pulled out her “English to Country” dictionary. The book ended up being one of her secret weapons in locking down Reynolds over Shelton. Adam Levine also grabbed a talented duo with, Midas Whale. They gave a great performance with their version of “Folsom Prison Blues.” Levine added one other member to his team in addition to the duo and Usher also snatched up one member. All-in-all it was a great first week of season four. Be sure to watch next week when The Voice returns on Monday and Tuesday. Don’t forget you can get any of the Blind Audition singles on iTunes.

The Voice Season 4 Premiere

Season 4 Of The Voice Has Begun And Blake Shelton Leads With The Biggest Team After Night 1. Tonight was the Season 4 premiere of NBC’s hit show The Voice. Two huge differences in this season and past, are the replacement of two coaches. Christina Aguilera and Cee Loo Green have decided to take a break from the show and Shakira and Usher have been chosen to keep their big, rotating chairs warm. But don’t worry, country’s own Blake Shelton hasn’t gone anywhere and neither has Maroon 5 hunk, Adam Levine. Shelton, being the winning coach for the past two seasons in a row, started the night off right when the first performers to hit the stage chose him. I say “performers” because Shelton picked up a package deal. The Morgan Twins are the first-ever twins The Voice has seen. They sang Alicia Keys‘ “Fallin’.” Shelton also grabbed 16-year-old Texan, Danielle Bradbery, who sang Taylor Swift’s “Mean.” Shelton’s 3rd team member was Christian Porter who sang a unique version of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.” Leah Lewis sang Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away,” but unfortunately wasn’t picked by any of the coaches. I was sad that this one slipped through the cracks because she was just too cute. “It just feels right when I sing country music,” said the 15-year-old singer. The night ended with Judith Hill picking Levine as her coach after bringing the house down with Aguilera’s “What A Girl Wants.” Hill was Levine’s only member for the night and the two newbies, Shakira and Usher, both ended the night with two members each. This was only night one and I can NOT wait for tomorrow’s episode. Hopefully we will get to hear some talented country singers!