Blake Shelton played a pop-up show at his own downtown Nashville venue, Ole Red, on Wednesday night (January 23rd). He announced the show several hours in advance on Twitter, and as expected, the place was packed.
According to The Tennessean, Blake played for two hours, creating a set list from audience suggestions. He let them in on the news that he’s in the studio recording new music and decided that while he was in town, he should play a show.
He said, “I swear that’s why we’re down here. We’ve got a tour about to start up, so it doesn’t hurt for me relearn some of my old stuff. There’s a good chance I could screw some of this up tonight. But who cares, man? Get a drink. Get me a drink. Get them a drink. Let’s just have some fun.”
In addition to his own hits and album cuts, Blake covered Conway Twitty's “Goodbye Time” and the hit movie theme song, "Footloose."
He was also joined on stage by former The Voice contestant RaeLynn who sang "God Made Girls," as well as Pryor Baird, who got a four-chair turn on The Voice last year and was in the audience. Blake invited him up to perform a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Working Man Blues.”
Blake's Friends & Heroes tour with Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, the Bellamy Brothers and John Anderson kicks off on February 14th in Oklahoma City, OK.