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Shelton stays busy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – Blake Shelton is staying busy between online action, TV, DVD and a holiday CD. The singer is launching 25 Days of B.S. beginning today. Every day until Dec. 21, Shelton will post new messages, special giveaways and more.

Shelton will appear tomorrow night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on NBC and again Nov. 29 on Chelsea Lately at 11 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on E!. Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas will be on Monday, Dec. 3 directly following The Voice at 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

A DVD also is on the horizon from Shelton with "CMT Invitation Only: Blake Shelton" on Dec. 18 exclusively to Target stores. Taped before a small studio audience in Nashville, the DVD features Shelton performing songs plus an informal question and answer session with fans. The one hour special includes performances of God Gave Me You, Honey Bee and Footloose. as well as three never before seen versions of The Baby, Drink On It and Home.

Shelton released his first Christmas album, "Cheers, It’s Christmas," earlier this fall. The set includes several duet performances including fellow The Voice advisor Michael Buble, long-time friend, Reba McEntire and a duet with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford. Shelton also recorded a song with wife Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, The Voice semi-finalist Xenia and The Pistol Annies.

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Based on a True Story CD review - Based on a True Story
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Cheers, It's Christmas
For his first Christmas album, Blake Shelton goes for the traditional approach. For a guy that can be a real loose cannon when appearing on The Voice, Blake sure comes off conservative throughout this 14-song collection. Most of these tracks feature full orchestrations, and it sure doesn't sound like any down home holiday celebration. Shelton is at his best, and country-ist, when joined by fellow Okie Reba during the western swinging Oklahoma Christmas. In fact, that classy red head even »»»
Red River Blue CD review - Red River Blue
With the right set of songs, Blake Shelton can sound really great. "Red River Blue" just might be that right set of songs because Shelton has never sounded better. There are moments on this set where Shelton goes country-soul, a la James Otto, most notably with Ready To Roll and Drink On It, and also places where that The Voice guy voices a few power ballads, such as on I'm Sorry. A big part of Shelton's appeal with viewers on The Voice is the way Shelton seems to think and »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Puss n Boots has a lot to live up to – Six years after first playing together, life is seems to be very good these days for Puss n Boots. The trio - Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper - just released their first album, a collection of originals and mainly country covers. And they're about to play the ultra prestigious Newport Folk Festival this weekend.... »»»
Concert Review: Fogerty lives up to his past – Once upon a time, John Fogerty eschewed any association with the band that made him famous, Creedence Clearwater Revival. But time, which changed a long time ago, heals everything apparently. Not only is Fogerty playing CCR songs, he makes those overwhelmingly the cornerstone of his very fine, invigorating night of music that were the soundtracks of... »»»
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