Oklahoma country superstar Blake Shelton celebrated a sold-out stadium show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field this weekend, topping out capacity with more than 40,000 fans in attendance.
Joining the short list of artists who have performed at the iconic setting, the Ada native is only the fourth country artist to have ever appeared at the 100 year-old ballpark, according to a news release.
Currently on the road for his “Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014,” which also includes sold-out shows Aug. 1 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Oct. 4 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, the Grammy-nominated hit-maker was quick to thank his fans.
“This proves once again that country music has the best and most-dedicated fans around. I love each and every person for joining me at Wrigley Field last night and just hope everybody had as much fun as I did,” Shelton said. “I’m really proud to represent country music everywhere, but especially excited to have shared this occasion with all the fans in Chicago at such a historic landmark.”
As previously reported, Shelton, who is the Country Music Association Awards’ reigning “Male Vocalist of the Year” for the fourth consecutive year and the 2013 recipient of Album of the Year for his platinum-selling album, “Based On a True Story…,” just made music history with his 12th consecutive No. 1 single, “My Eyes” (his 17th No. 1 overall). The Tishomingo resident has earned the most consecutive No. 1 records atop the country airplay charts by an artist.