OFFSTAGE: How Blake Shelton Gets to the Real Truth

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On a recent episode of Drunks ‘Round Here — oops, I mean ExtraBlake Shelton talked about how much he’d been drinking. That joke isn’t news. He pulls the I’m-so-drunk-right-now card out at almost all his interviews these days. But what is news is how Shelton gets his news. “The truth is, I’ve been drinking a lot, and I don’t remember what all’s been happening in my life lately,” he joked of the magazines with headlines like “Yes, We’re Having a Baby” and “Separated 71 Days” and “Can Blake Be Trusted?” He explains, “So I pick up those magazines to find out what the real truth is. We’re getting divorced, we’re having a baby.” I guess that’s Shelton’s way of saying the tabloids don’t really have the true story. Maybe only Shelton and Miranda Lambert do.

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