While about 10,000 Blake Shelton fans were gathering for a free show outside of his Nashville record label on Wednesday night (Sept. 23), Shelton himself was having a private party to celebrate his 20 No. 1 hits.
And according to The Tennessean newspaper, it sounds like he was typically humble, honest and hysterical.
“I’ve been running into people … that I haven’t seen in a long time, and it’s perfect that’s happening right now while I’m celebrating this because it makes me realize how important the Nashville community is to my success,” Shelton said. “I know it takes a team but sometimes I feel like I don’t even deserve any of this, but I’ll (darn) sure take it.”
And when Shelton did take the stage at the free evening show — part of Warner Music Nashville’s “Pickin’ on the Patio” series he told the crowd, “I am shocked and honored.”
He played for one hour, and managed to pack his set with plenty of his hits from his 15-year career, like “Neon Light,” “Mine Would Be You,” “Ol’ Red,” “Honey Bee,“ “Boys ’Round Here” and “Austin.”
Shelton will release Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits on Oct. 23.