OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton Names His Grammy Favorites

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Sure, celebs are celebs. But, they’re country fans, too. Especially Blake Shelton . Because when he put together his playlist of Grammy-winning songs , it’s packed with country. Not necessarily the current stuff but still very country. He definitely has tastes that lean a little 1980 something, with Rodney Crowell ‘s “After All This Time” from 1987, Merle Haggard ‘s “That’s the Way Love Goes” from 1984 and George Jones ‘ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” from 1980. But Shelton even went back as far as 1975 when he put the classic Willie Nelson “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” on the list. And maybe in the name of keeping the peace at home — or just because it’s one of the best country songs we’ve heard in ages — he has his wife Miranda Lambert ‘s “The House That Built Me” on his list, too. The other songs Shelton loves include artists Kelly Clarkson , Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. What Grammy winning songs would make your playlist?

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