Blake Shelton Lists His Top 10 Country Voices on SiriusXM Special
Dia Frampton was Blake Shelton's top contestant on 'The Voice' on NBC, but who would the coach and 'Honey Bee' singer choose for his team if living and dead country stars were auditioning? This weekend on SiriusXM Radio, Shelton reveals his 'Top 10 Country Voices.' The special premieres tonight at 6PM ET on The Highway, channel 59, and then again throughout the weekend.
It's no surprise that Shelton's new wife Miranda Lambert made the list, as it's clear in interviews and at award shows that he is her biggest fan. Other contemporary country females amongst the Top 10 are Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. The redheaded Country Hall of Famer is very close to Shelton, and has given her fellow Oklahoman advice throughout his career.
The six men on Shelton's Top 10 list could be classified as legends, with the exception of Travis Tritt whose career hasn't spanned as many decades as the others. Ronnie Milsap and Conway Twitty make the list, which will be counted down from 10 to one during the special. The remaining three artists are Con Hunley, George Jones and Earl Thomas Conley.
One figures Conley will be high in the rankings as Shelton has said the 'Holding Her and Loving You' singer is one of his dream duet partners. The two worked together in 2001, co-writing Shelton's song 'All Over Me.' “I think I made Earl a little uncomfortable when I met him, because I was such a fan," Shelton says. "I probably asked him a million silly questions. But he’s been my hero for so long that I couldn’t help myself.” The song went on to become Shelton's second radio single.
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