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.
Jay Leno is finishing up his tenure on 'The Tonight Show,' and Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton are going to help bid farewell to the television host as he passes his baton to his successor, Jimmy Fallon.
Blake Shelton has flown under the radar since the season finale of 'The Voice' back in December when his rival and bromance partner Adam Levine triumphed and won the season, ending Shelton's three seasons in a row winning streak. Shelton checked in to answer fan questions and to reveal that he recently received a big and sexy gift from Levine, one that is currently stored in his garage.
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