We know Blake Shelton has a 'Hillbilly Bone,' but it turns out his bones also know how to rock and groove too. During the sound check for his AOL Sessions taping, he and his band seamlessly broke into such iconic songs as Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On,' George Michael's 'Faith' and Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'
But when it came time to roll tape, Shelton was 100% country, perhaps because he's feeling embraced by the country community in a way he never has before. Almost 10 years after recording his first album, he is finally hitting his stride both professionally and personally.
He and bride Miranda Lambert's coronation as country's new king and queen continues as he recently received four Country Music Association Award nominations; Lambert led all artists with nine nods. "Sometimes in the past I've just thought to myself, 'I don't even know why I come. Why am I even here?' I'm just in the way; there's really no reason for me to be here. And now this year to actually have some nominations and by bringing something to the table, it's probably more exciting and more gratifying having it now, ten years later, than it would have been if it would have happened the second or third year."
Now that he's joined the country club, Blake also dished with us about his upcoming greatest hit set, how Miranda handles fans who get a little too close to her man, and what he doesn't have in common with Lady Gaga.