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Blake Shelton’s George Strait Karaoke Party Was Crashed — By George Strait

This Blake Shelton moment from 2013 is truly one for the history books. 

By Jackie Manno

Let us paint you a picture of one of the coolest party crashes in country music history!

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All the way back in 2013, when Blake Shelton was in his early days as a Coach on The Voice, he was having a simple, fun karaoke night singing a George Strait tune. And while he was singing that song, guess who showed up? The one and only George Strait himself. 

Needless to say, Shelton was super excited about this. "I was singing a George Strait song on karaoke and look who walks in to help.. Ha! Ha!" Shelton wrote in a Facebook post about the surprise, sharing a pic of the two singing together. Shelton then dubbed Strait his "hero."

See the picture here

Blake Shelton and George Strait: country music pals 

(l-r) Blake Shelton smiles wearing a suit and George Strait smiles wearing a black cowboy hat

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Fast-forward a decade, and Shelton and Strait crossed paths again during Shelton's last episode of The Voice

“Hey Blake! Just wanted to say congratulations on the successful run you had on The Voice," Strait told Shelton in a pre-taped video that ran during the episode. "You really stole the show, man, you really did. So, congratulations on that, and I wish you the best of luck on whatever you decide to do next. I’m sure you’ll do great on whatever it is, and I’ll see you out there on the road sometime."

“George Strait is my hero on lots of different levels..." Shelton revealed in February during a Q&A session in Las Vegas. "I want to do everything like George Strait."

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Another major influence in Shelton's career has been the country band Sawyer Brown. He's such a big fan of the group, in fact, that he's the executive producer for an upcoming documentary about them called Get Me to the Stage on Time

"Sawyer Brown defined '90s country," Shelton says in the trailer for Get Me to the Stage on Time. The project will also feature interviews with Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Mac McAnally, members of Sawyer Brown, and others.

It premieres October 1, 2023, at the Nashville Film Festival. 

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