BLAKE SHELTON CELEBRATES HIS "FRIENDS AND HEROES" WITH SOLD-OUT TOUR KICK-OFF WEEKEND
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“Nobody But You” Snuggles Up to Top 20 After Only Five Weeks at Radio
Fans gave country music superstar Blake Shelton and his friends a hero-worthy welcome this weekend with back-to-back-to-back sold out shows to kick off his “Friends and Heroes 2020” tour. Capacity crowds at Portland’s Moda Center, The Tacoma Dome and Spokane Arena were on their feet all night cheering and singing along as the 16-date tour got off to an emphatic start. The run will hit major cities throughout the midwest and west coast, including a stop at The Forum in Los Angeles (full list below). Joining him is very special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.
The Seattle Times said that, “for a night, Shelton took Tacoma south, into God’s country” and noted that “as the Times’ resident Southerner but not a country-music listener, even I must admit: Blake Shelton knows how to show folks a great time.” The Spokesman-Review similarly declared: “The four-hour celebration of country music old and new was equally a showcase for Shelton’s natural charisma, talent and humor and Shelton’s friends and heroes… the jam-packed Arena was on its feet for much of the evening – even during ballads – with ringleader Shelton keeping the energy up for a solid Saturday night setlist of 40-plus songs in Spokane country.”
Said Shelton succinctly on social media: “Damn y’all! First weekend of the Friends and Heroes tour… Incredible!”
The entertainer also has new hit to add to his set: “Nobody But You,” his duet with Gwen Stefani, is currently climbing the country singles, sales and streaming charts. The song hails from his Fully Loaded: God’s Country album that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album also cemented the title of third biggest debut-week sales total for a country album in 2019. The project’s title track and CMA Single of the Year winner “God’s Country” was the second most-streamed country song released in 2019. The smash hit became Shelton’s 26th No. 1 on country radio, where it remained for a multi-week run, in addition to his 16th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS AND HEROES 2020” DATES
2/20 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena
2/21 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
2/22 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
3/5 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
3/6 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
3/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
3/11 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
3/12 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
3/14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
3/19 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
3/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
3/21 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
ABOUT BLAKE SHELTON
Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His current single “Nobody But You” with Gwen Stefani was most-added at country radio upon impact and debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes Songs chart. It is Top 20 and climbing at country radio after just five weeks. The song made its TV debut on the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, where Shelton was also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his smash “God’s Country.” One of the fastest country songs in 2019 to reach one million track equivalents, “God’s Country” also earned the 2019 CMA Award for Single of the Year and was the second highest most streamed country song released in 2019. It became his 26th No. 1 on country radio, where it remained for a multi-week run, and marked his 16th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Both tracks are featured on Fully Loaded: God’s Country, which was Shelton’s seventh and most recent album to debut at No. 1 on the BillboardCountry Albums chart. He has also teamed up with the legendary Garth Brooks for the Top 5 and climbing single “Dive Bar.”
An advocate for country music past and present, the Platinum-selling entertainer will honor his Friends and Heroes on his headlining tour this year (with very special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Adkins). As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality. The newest addition to the collection of restaurant and entertainment venues will open in Orlando this year and joins locations in Tishomingo, Nashville and Gatlinburg.
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