OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton’s Make-Out Party

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Blake Shelton had his first kiss at a make-out party. Do they still have those nowadays? That’s what we used to call them, and Shelton must’ve been thinking along the same lines. Because when People magazine asked him about his first kiss , in honor of Valentine’s Day, he described it as one of those exact situations. “My first kiss? I remember being at a friend’s house. And it was one of those three different couples, that were all boyfriend/girlfriend, were there for the day, plus we were gonna watch a movie,” he says, even though he never mentions how old he was for this kiss. “But you knew the reason that you were going there wasn’t to watch the stupid movie. We wanted to make out with a girl.” If you are reading this, and you are that girl from Shelton’s hometown of Ada, Okla., maybe you could give us more details on his rookie kisses.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.