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Jan 18

Blake Shelton’s Father Dies

Blake & Dick Shelton

Blake and his father, Dick, in 2010. Photo courtesy of

GAC extends condolences to Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and the Shelton family. The Associated Press reports Blake’s father, Dick, died Tuesday surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma. Mr. Shelton had been hospitalized with pneumonia.

Blake’s website posted this announcement today:

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Blake Shelton’s father, Dick Shelton. Mr. Shelton, who was in declining health this past year, was surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma upon his passing this evening. Due to this unfortunate event, the following dates of his “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012″ have been rescheduled: Rapid City, SD (1/19), Bismarck, ND (1/20), Billings, MT (1/21) and Bozeman, MT (1/22). The rescheduled dates are listed below.

“I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys,” said Blake.

Rescheduled Dates:

Bismarck, ND – March 20th
Rapid City, SD – March 21st
Bozeman, MT – March 22nd
Billings, MT – March 23rd

Tickets for the above-mentioned January dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates in March. Refund requests will be honored at the original point of purchase. For up-to-date tour information, visit

The “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012″ will continue as scheduled next week in Columbus, GA on Jan. 26. Blake and Miranda will sing “America The Beautiful” before the Super Bowl on February 5.

Miranda’s label also released this statement:

Singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert has rescheduled this weekend’s shows of her “On Fire” Tour, due to the death of her father-in-law, Dick Shelton who passed away Tuesday in Oklahoma. Miranda, wife of singer and star of “The Voice,” Blake Shelton, has rescheduled Charlotte, NC (1/19), Lexington, KY (1/20) and Greensboro, NC (1/21). Mr. Shelton, who had been in declining health for the past year, was surrounded by loved ones upon his passing.

Miranda said, “Thank you to the fans for all the support and prayers. This is a really difficult time for our family and the most important thing is being together. Tell your loved ones you love them. See you next week.”

Reschedule Dates are:
Charlotte, NC – January 25th – 7:30 pm
Greensboro, NC – February 19th – 7:30 pm
Lexington, KY - February 26th – 7:30 pm

Tickets for the above-mentioned January dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates. For up-to-date tour information, visit  The “On Fire” Tour, will resume January 25 in Charlotte, NC.


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