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Blake Shelton featured on Christmasy Country Weekly cover

by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 3, 2012

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton talks about his holiday projects, favorite family traditions and his love of Christmas music in the cover story of the Dec. 10 Country Weekly magazine, on sale now.

The Ada native says in the interview that having a holiday album has always been a dream of his, but it’s one that he may not repeat.

“Things change, but I don’t plan on ever doing another Christmas album,” he tells Country Weekly. “That’s why we went all out. It was important to me that we didn’t skip out on important things to make it easy.”

The Tishomingo resident will host his first Christmas special, “Blake Shelton’s Not-So-Family Christmas,” from 9 to 10 tonight on NBC after “The Voice,” the hit reality show that established him as a popular television personality.


The Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and reigning CMA and Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year will be joined by his Grammy Award-winning guest stars Miranda Lambert, his wife and fellow Tishomingo resident; Reba McEntire, a fellow Oklahoma native; and Kelly Clarkson, his “American Idol” pal, on songs including “Let It Snow,” “There’s a New Kid in Town,” “Oklahoma Christmas” and “Home.”

The special also will feature a very special duet with Shelton’s mother, Dorothy Shackleford, with whom he co-wrote the song “Time for Me to Come Home,” as well as a number of comedy bits featuring special guests Christina Aguilera (NBC’s “The Voice”), Larry the Cable Guy and Jay Leno (host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”).

To read my recent column about Shelton’s Christmas special, click here. To see a photo gallery previewing the show, click here. To see video clips of the show, click here.


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by Brandy McDonnell
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Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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