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Video: Blake Shelton talks "The Voice," performs "Sure Be Cool if You Did" on "Today" show

by Brandy McDonnell Published: March 26, 2013

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Blake Shelton Tulsa, OK

As previously reported, Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton dropped his new album, “Based On A True Story…,” and began a media blitz in support of the new release today.

The Tishomingo resident began today a run of media dates throughout the next two weeks, culminating with a performance at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at 7 p.m. April 7 on CBS.

Blake Shelton (AP file)
Blake Shelton (AP file)

The Ada native started with a performance of the album’s first single, “Sure Be Cool if You Did,” on NBC’s “Today” show this morning. He and host Carson Daly also dished about the fourth season of “The Voice,” which started Monday and today on NBC.

In addition, Shelton will be performing as part of Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Live at 6 p.m. Wednesday. He will also make appearances Thursday on ABC’s “Live! With Kelly and Michael” at 8 a.m. and NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” at 11:37 p.m.  In addition, Shelton will perform at a special private acoustic album release concert in Chicago on Friday  as part of US99.5’s Live Country Series at Joe’s Bar.

The following week, fans can tune in on April 2 for more performances from Shelton on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” at 10:35 p.m. and on April 3 on CBS’ “The Talk” at 1 p.m. He wraps up his appearances with his good friend Chelsea Handler to perform on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” on at 10 p.m. April 3 during the talk show’s hourlong milestone 1081st episode celebration. This marks their first performance on the show.

Shelton also will appear on “Access Hollywood,” “CBS This Morning,” “E! News,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “The Dennis Miller Show” and “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR.

ACM Awards co-host, Country Music Association Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and three-peat Male Vocalist of the Year, Shelton, is one of the “most versatile of contemporary country singers,” according to The New York Times. With eight consecutive No. 1 singles (and 13 overall), Shelton’s infectious multi-week No.1 hit “Honey Bee” holds the record for the fastest-selling digital platinum single for a male country solo artist. Shelton’s passion for country music and his commitment to mentoring his teammates from “The Voice” make him an incredible ambassador for country music, particularly with Season 4 of the hit reality TV show beginning at 7 tonight on NBC.

Starting July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va., fans can catch Shelton live on his “Ten Times Crazier Tour,” which will feature special guests Mercury Recording artist Easton Corbin and Academy of Country Music New Female Vocalist of the Year Jana Kramer. Shelton will bring his tour to Tulsa’s BOK Center on Oct 4. For more information, go to www.bokcenter.com.

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-BAM

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
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...
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