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You never know who you will run into in the Nashville airport. Those travelers with layovers in Nashville were surprised recently when they were having a drink or two between flights at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Nashville Airport Club, and Blake showed up to say hi and sing a song.

Blake comes in wearing his casual tan jacket and a baseball hat. Shelton steps onto the small stage and thanks everyone for their support, saying it’s the first time he has been to the airport Ole Red. He then sings “Ole Red,” the song that inspired the bar’s name, which has locations in downtown Nashville, Orlando, and Oklahoma.

The official Ole Red Instagram posted a video clip of the bossman’s visit, writing, “Best way to spend a layover in Nashville.” See that post here.

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Shelton and his wife, Gwen Stefani, recently spent time on their property in Oklahoma, and the couple was hunting for Morel mushrooms together when they stumbled on a ton of what they were looking for. Gwen shared a video clip of the moment on her Instagram.

In the video, Gwen says, “What? I don’t want you to show me; I wanna find them myself.” Blake says, “There are so many mushrooms around us right now that I’ve never even seen anything like this.” Gwen says, “Okay, stop, watch me not be able to find them; they are right here.” She points, “Oh my gosh, Blake, they’re everywhere.” She screams. “OH MY GOSH, WHAT? Are they overgrown, though?” Shelton responds, “No.” He starts to cut them and holds one in his hand, and shrieks, “Eureka!” The couple both begin to cut and pick them.” Later, Blake fries them up when they get home.

For those who do not know, according to All Recipes, Morel mushrooms are a type of wild mushroom with an earthy, nutty flavor. They have a meaty texture, unlike the more slimy texture of other mushroom varieties. These mushrooms are a highly desired ingredient among chefs and mushroom enthusiasts. The reason? They’re only grown in the wild, unlike farmed mushrooms you’ll find in the grocery store.

You can see Gwen’s post here.

Top Five Country Songs About Dogs

  • 5 - "The More Boys I Meet" - Carrie Underwood (2007)

    An early song from Carrie telling who she prefers her canine to the dating scene. The chorus sings, “And, I, I close my eyes / And, I kiss that frog / Each time finding / The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog.”

  • 4 - "I'll Name the Dogs" - Blake Shelton (2017)

    Blake won the CMT Music Awards’ Video of the Year award for the video for this song in 2018. The song’s chorus includes the lyrics, “I’ll hang the pictures, you’ll hang the stars / You’ll pick the paint, I’ll pick a guitar / Sing you a song out there with the crickets and the frogs / You’ll name the babies, and I’ll name the dogs, yeah.”

  • 3 - "All Dogs Go to Heaven" - Chris Young (2023)

    A great song about losing your best friend. The chorus sings, “All dogs go to Heaven / To spend forever running wild and free, off the leash / I know he’ll probably go before me / Oh, and that’s the day I’m dreadin’ / But he’ll be waiting on me at the gates / ‘Cause all dogs go to Heaven.”

  • 2 - "Maggie's Song" - Chris Stapleton (2020)

    Chris wrote this song about losing his family’s beloved lab terrier dog.

  • 1- "Ol' Red" - Blake Shelton (2001)

    Blake’s version of this song has become a classic and is also the name of his bars in various cities, including Nashville, soon in Las Vegas, and in Oklahoma. The song was originally recorded by George Jones on his 1990 album; You Oughta Be Here with Me. Kenny Rogers also covered it on his 1993 album If Only My Heart Had a Voice. The chorus includes the lyrics, “And the warden sang / Come on somebody / Why don’t you run / Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun / Get my lantern / Get my gun / Red’ll have you treed before the mornin’ comes.”

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