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Blake Shelton Parties With Fans and Famous Friends

Country music’s favorite funny guy, Blake Shelton, hosted his fan party Friday (June 10) night at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Blake took the stage to screams and greeted his fans with, “Hello, everybody! Welcome to CMA Music Fest. I know you all came here to see all your favorite artists. I’m here to tell you that I don’t give a damn about any other artist you came here to see, because it’s all about us in here tonight.”

A fitting start to his two-hour performance, Blake segued into the upbeat ‘All About Tonight’ with fans singing along word for word. He followed with hits spanning his decade-long career and a few surprises: buddies Nan Kelley, Laura Bell Bundy, Frankie Ballard and Mel Tillis, who all shared the stage with Blake at various points in the evening.

“Man, I love y’all so much. I don’t know if you have been to many of these fan parties before, but I have been known to get drunk. I don’t care if that’s bad. I don’t care if it’s offensive. This is a party. So here’s to y’all,” Blake said, raising his glass before asserting, “We’re going to play country music for a long time.”

For complete coverage of Blake’s fan party visit The Boot.