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With almost 200,000 tickets sold in only nine dates, Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour is living up to its name. While standing on the stage after sound check in Chicago, Blake looked up and pointed to the very back where the pavilion sits and recalled “When I opened for George Strait, I remember going up there and watching him perform. I’m excited to be performing in front of 27,000 people tonight but I’m not gonna lie – I’m a little nervous.”

Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour is gearing up for three more shows this weekend in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Chicago with ticket sales topping 60,000. Check out just a few of the rave reviews from some of the cities Blake has visited so far.

“He put that charisma on display before a rollicking and sold-out horde on Friday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with a “Ten Times Crazier” tour that proved he’s a headliner well-worth his top billing... (There’s a reason he’s country music’s reigning male vocalist and entertainer of the year.)” - Amanda St. Amand, STL Today

The "Ten Times Crazier" party started well before doors opened this weekend for Blake Shelton's sold-out shows. Tailgaters arrived first thing in the morning; lining up to block real estate in the parking lot and set up camp for what became an ode to their favorite reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton. Even Blake was blown away by the response of his fans saying, "I heard music playing and just figured it was beach goers but then I went outside and realized my fans had arrived earlier in the morning to tailgate.

Congratulations to Jimmy Fallon, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer and Blake Shelton on their nominations for a Teen Choice Award and also Blake’s Emmy Award nomination for The Voice. Please see the list below for all WMN artists nominated and click here for a full list of Teen Choice Award nominees and here for Emmy Award nominees.

CMA Awards’ reigning Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, kicks off his “Ten Times Crazier” tour tomorrow, July 19, at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach featuring special guests Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, Jana Kramer. With over 50k tickets already sold for the first three nights alone, you can rest assured this tour will live up to its Ten Times Crazier moniker. The tour, with dates running through the fall, will feature songs from Blake’s No.

We all know Blake Shelton for his huge country hits and his role as a mentor on NBC’s The Voice – but what does his life look like when he’s not in the spotlight? As part of Men Journal’s August 2013 cover story, Blake opens up about his love for Oklahoma and why he’s there whenever possible.

CLICK HERE to check out the full story.

Surprise Appearances by Sheryl Crow with Little Big Town and Jason Mraz with Hunter Hayes

Blake Shelton has organized and will headline the telethon "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" on May 29, to take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

Grammy Award-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Reba and Vince Gill will also perform. Additional guests for the concert will be announced shortly.

The concert will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis.

“The Voice” coach Blake Shelton, as well as advisor Sheryl Crow, are set to perform on the hit NBC musical competition series next week.

Shelton will perform “Boys ’Round Here” on the May 27 edition of the show, while Crow will sing “Easy” on May 28.

“Boys ’Round Here” is the second single released off Blake’s new album, “Based on a True Story …,” which was released earlier this year and features the Pistol Annies.

Get Blake Shelton's new album Based On A True Story... on iTunes - http://smarturl.it/basedonatruestory

www.blakeshelton.com

Behind-the-scenes of "Boys 'Round Here" with Blake Shelton: http://smarturl.it/BoysBTS

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