Blake Shelton Was Socially Distanced Before It Was Cool

Blake Shelton Was Socially Distanced Before It Was Cool

While many artists have had to adapt their ways of doing their jobs, and finding music…for Blake Shelton, it turns out that he’s been getting socially distanced music for a decade now.

Blake says “Finding music is no different during this pandemic, and the shutdown and quarantine phase…it’s no different than it’s been the last ten years, because I don’t live in Nashville, I live in Oklahoma, and then when I’m not there, I’m traveling, or I’m in LA filming The Voice. So, most of the music is either emailed to me, or sent to me on a disc, that I just listen to on my own time. So, that part of it hasn’t been much different.”

Blake and Gwen Stefani are nominated for ACM Music Event of the Year for one of those socially distanced discovered songs – “Nobody But You.” Find out if they take home the trophy for it when the ACM Awards air on April 18th

Until then you can check out the music video for their track right here…

Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell