Blake Shelton Reveals His Biggest Musical Influence

By: Greg Sacidor

When it comes to inspiration it starts at home; at least for Blake Shelton.

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In a new promo for his television competition show The Voice, Blake Shelton reveals that his biggest musical inspiration growing up was his brother.

“Whoever he was listening to, that’s what I listened to” Shelton said in the video. “Because it was so loud.”

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Shelton’s older brother Richie was killed in a car accident, when the country singer was just 14-years-old.

In his brother’s honor, Shelton helped write Miranda Lambert’s 2012 song “Over You.”


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