Until Miranda Lambert entered the picture, Blake Shelton wasn’t exactly the jocular yet empathetic star fans now know him to be. In an exclusive interview, the multiplatinum-selling country crooner, 35, tells Us Weekly how his new bride helped him tame his once wild ways.
“I was a single male country singer raising hell, going out after concerts to bars and drinking and doing whatever I wanted,” The Voice mentor recalls. “And why the hell not? I wouldn’t take it back, either.”
Now that he’s gotten everything out of his system, Shelton jokes: “Man, I don’t know where in the hell I got the energy! I’m getting old now, and my hair’s going gray.”
All kidding aside, life is much different for the “Honey Bee” singer these days. Shelton credits his wife of seven weeks, 27, with helping him “grow into a normal, adult routine.”
“I grew tried of going out drinking until 7 a.m. and then waking up at noon and eating pizza,” Shelton tells Us. “Now if I want to go drinking, I only want to sit at the house with Miranda watching Snapped on TV at home. It’s crazy because even if I’m just out on her bus while she’s on the road or watching her do her shows, I’m 100 percent comfortable because she is there. She really is that rock for me and the center of all of this.”
For more details on Shelton’s new life — including how his 2006 divorce affected his decision to remarry, how he and Lambert learned to brush off adultery rumors, when he plans to start a family, and much more — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, out now.
Tonight (June 29) Miranda was Blake’s special guest on The Voice. She performed The House That Built Me with contestant Dia Frampton. Miranda looked and sounded amazing as always! Check out 14MQ I’ve added to the gallery!
Just when you think a Miranda Lambert show cannot get any more country, she goes and does something like this. She introduces this new band she has assembled, and you start believing in the music all over again. Everything about this girl group she had with her Thursday night (June 23) at Joe’s Bar in Chicago felt so genuine and real. Consisting of Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, the Pistol Annies are the polar opposite of bands that have been thrown together by some corporate decision makers. In fact, these Pistol Annies feel more like they came together out of a love for singing, songwriting and the kind of lifestyle that seems to be custom-made for country music. When Presley was introducing “Better Days,” she said she got the idea when she had to pull over on the side of the road and tie her muffler to her car with a guitar string. The four Pistol Annies songs they nestled into Lambert’s 90-minute show were enough to give her fans a taste of what to expect from this new Dixie Chickesque band. Monroe had a chance to be the front girl on “One’s Drinking, One’s Smoking, One’s Taking Pills,” and I could’ve sworn Loretta Lynn had taken over the mic. Right after that, Lambert said, “We’re the Pistol Annies, and it doesn’t get more honest than that.” They sang together in three-part harmony on one of the best songs of the night, “Boys From the South,” all about falling for guys with Southern drawls from Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and so on. They even added an a cappella line about “Maybe he’s in Chicago, picking his guitar right now.” I don’t know exactly where the group will go from here. I do know you can download their haunting deal-with-the-devil tune “Hell on Heels” next week on iTunes. And Lambert did casually announce during the show that, “We got our very first record deal today,” so I’m expecting big things down the road.
Miranda Lambert is stepping into new husband Blake Shelton’s territory.
On next Wednesday’s season finale of NBC’s hit singing contest, “The Voice,” Lambert will perform a duet with the finalist who was on Shelton’s team, Dia Frampton.
Lambert, a Grammy winner for her single “The House That Built Me,” said she was “thrilled” to be part of “The Voice.”
“It’s been a joy watching my husband grow so attached to his team. Truthfully, I am a little jealous that I am not a coach myself. I can’t wait to be a part of it,” she said.
Country superstars Lambert and Shelton were married last month.
“The Voice” also features Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green as coaches to their own groups of would-be pop stars.
The other finalists competing with Frampton are Javier Colon, Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez. The four will perform next Tuesday, with the viewers’ choice to be announced on the finale the following night. The winner gets a record contract and a $100,000 prize.
The Pistol Annies recently did an interview with US 99.5 and had their very first radio interview with Trish Biondo. The girls talk about how the group got started, Hell On Heels and the new album (which should be out early July), hunting and much more! Check out this fun amazing interview here!
It could be argued that Shelton, who celebrated his 35th birthday Saturday, stole the show thanks to his big voice and outsize personality. Mainstream TV viewers are learning about the Oklahoma native’s quirks and edgy worldview on “The Voice,” but Shelton truly shines when belting the pride in “Kiss My Country Ass,” the nostalgia of “Home” and the stubborn romance of “Austin.”
What’s more, new bride Miranda Lambert made a surprise cameo and sang “Hillbilly Bone” with Shelton, her own rendition of Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and a sing-along of “Happy Birthday” (in which Shelton was christened “Mr. Lambert”).
Country music star and Voice coach Blake Shelton is getting a small taste of fatherhood while working with the up and coming artists on the hit NBC reality show. But after having to send home two contestants during this week’s show — and the sudden boom in his career — the newlywed says that he and wife Miranda Lambert are holding off on plans to start a family.
“We talked about it a couple of times — just enough to say, ‘You know what? We need to revisit this later,'” Blake reveals to Access Hollywood.
Just married last month before 550 of their closest family and friends, Shelton and Lambert are still getting used to being Mr. & Mrs., and working on their careers.
“My thing is taking up all my time right now,” explains Blake, 34, “and her career is taking up all of her time, and it just doesn’t seem like the right time right now.
“I’m sure at some point it’ll happen, but I don’t know when,” Shelton adds.
So, no baby yet, but in the meantime, we’re looking forward to lots more music (and The Voice) from Blake and Miranda.
In fact, Blake Shelton’s new album, Red River Blue, drops on July 12.
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