Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways.
Blake Shelton appeared on 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno on Wednesday (Feb. 5), and as always, the singer showed everyone why he's one of country music's funniest guys. His time with Leno included stories about getting high, his beautiful wife Miranda Lambert and drunk tweeting -- just to name a few.
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