Blake Shelton Headlines Concert in Support of Farmers
Blake Shelton is reaching out to farmers in a big way on February 8 when he performs at the World Ag Expo, billed as the world's largest annual farm equipment show, in Tulare, Calif. The concert is a fundraiser for organizations that serve the state's agriculture system.
Blake himself has become somewhat of a farmer at home in Oklahoma. "I actually have a garden that I grow that has sweet corn in it ... squash, zucchini, I got a bunch of different types of watermelons that I don't even know what some of the names are ... cantaloupes, okra, cucumbers," he told fans during an online chat. "In fact, Miranda [Lambert] gets so fed up as soon as I get home off the road, I'll spend hours out there weeding and stuff because stuff has taken over my garden since I've been gone. I truly am into growing stuff like that. I don't know why, but maybe because I didn't grow up as a farmer but somebody who drove down the road wondering how they did all that."
Miranda has a farm not far from Blake's, where she raises chickens, cows, mini-horses, donkeys, goats and other animals. Miranda's love for animals inspired her mom Bev to organize the annual Cause for the Paws concert and auction In her daughter's honor to benefit the Humane Society of East Texas.
Blake's next scheduled concert is January 29 in Bemidji, Minn. For a complete list of concert dates and venues, check here.