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Blake Shelton featured on Men's Journal, Country Weekly covers

by Brandy McDonnell Published: July 15, 2013

Blake Shelton Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton is featured on cover of the August issue of Men’s Journal, which includes an extensive interview with the Ada native titled “Natural Born Hell-Raiser.”

In it, Shelton talks about his reluctance to buy a house in Los Angeles despite the six months a year he spends there working on “The Voice,” his experiences on the hit reality show, his childhood years and early Nashville days, the deaths of his father and brother, his philosophy for dealing with his fiery-tempered wife Miranda Lambert, and how much he loves his home state as well as how his time spent in rural Johnston County puts him at peace.

In addition, Shelton’s mom reveals that her son gets his buzz on but he isn’t nearly as drunk as he lets on: He likes to make people think he’s drunk, but I’ve never seen that boy drunk in my life,” his mom tells Men’s Journal.

His longtime fishing buddy Jayson “Buck” Gray, who’s been friends with the country star since he was 10, tell’s the magazine Shelton is one of the last country musicians who “really bought into the idea of the cowboy hat,” Gray adds. “He knows when to wear a felt hat and when to wear a straw one.”

And fellow “The Voice” coach Adam Levine, has a couple of interesting things to say about his partner in bromance in the in-depth feature, including “The guy is just pure positive energy,” says Levine. “He has this kind of punk-rock mentality, where he’s not afraid to speak his mind, not afraid to say the wrong thing. It’s a huge part of his success: What you get is different than what you’re expecting.”

To read the Men’s Journal story, click here.

Shelton also is featured on the cover of the July 22 issue of Country Weekly magazine in an piece titled “He’s Unstoppable.” In this wide-ranging cover story, Shelton talks about his new “Ten Times Crazier Tour,” his commitment to “The Voice” and the all-star remix of his smash hit “Boys ’Round Here.”

The Oklahoma native will bring his tour to Tulsa’s BOK Center on Oct. 4. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday and they will be available online at, Arby’s Box Office, all outlets, or by calling (866) 7-BOKCTR.

Ticket prices are set at $29.75 and $54.75 (additional fees may apply). For more information, go to


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 than 1...
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