Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s Mundane Shopping Make Tabloid News

Shopping at Target Seems to Be a Big Deal in Hollywood

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert might want to shield their eyes from the magazine racks at the grocery store. No, it’s not about any erroneous divorce rumors plaguing the couple this time. It’s their visit to an L.A.-area Target store that’s grabbing headlines in the tabloids.

And I’ll admit it. The reason I know this is because I bought the dang tabloid mag with the photos in it. I’m not proud of this. But, hey, I have to keep tabs on our beloved couple for work purposes, right?

Truthfully, I shouldn’t speculate that the photo of the two just milling about in the store, minding their own business, would upset them. If anything, it would probably make them laugh at the thought that their quick trip to a Target was considered big news in Hollywood.

But let’s get down to brass tacks here. This isn’t really about their Target run. It’s about a photograph proving the one truth we’ve probably avoided discussing. And that’s the fact that we, as a country music community, now have to share Shelton and Lambert with the rest of the world.

They’re a mainstream celebrity couple. And they’re big news, y’all, whether it’s dominating the red carpet at an awards show in Nashville, hanging on the set of The Voice with Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera or buying a household item at Target.

The thing that makes me chuckle most is how Hollywood brands their domestic moments like this as Shelton and Lambert being “just like us.” As if country fans didn’t already know they are two of the most down-to-earth people on the planet.

One thing is for sure. We can all take confidence and pride in the knowledge that no matter how successful they become, how many millions they rake in, we had them first, Hollywood.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.