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Review: Blake Shelton charms a sold-out Florida Strawberry Festival

Blake Shelton performs at the Florida Strawberry Festival on March 10, 2013.

Austin Anthony

Blake Shelton performs at the Florida Strawberry Festival on March 10, 2013.

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Here's an amazing fact: For the first time in its storied 78-year history, the Florida Strawberry Festival on Sunday had two sold-out shows in the same day.

After Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes performed in the afternoon, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton took the stage. Sean Daly was among the 12,000 or so in the house, and he writes:

Backed by a seven-piece band, the 6-foot-5 Oklahoma native played a relaxed 90-minute set made up mainly of his more recent hits (She Wouldn't Be Gone, Drink On It, Some Beach), although he did sneak in covers of George Strait (All My Exes Live in Texas) and Kenny Loggins (Footloose).

"I believe absolutely, 100 percent, no doubt about it that I am the most misunderstood person in country music," Shelton said. He was bragging about his belt-buckle bona fides, but he was also telling the truth.

Click here for Sean Daly's full Blake Shelton review.

 



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