Country giant Blake Shelton hits MidFlorida Credit Union Amp

Published Aug. 30, 2013

Blake Shelton claimed to be the most "misunderstood person in country music" during his recent sold-out Strawberry Festival performance, but don't tell that to his army of fans (endearingly called "BS'ers"). The 6-foot-5 megastar looms large over country music like some kind of twanged out Paul Bunyan and he comes to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amp armed with hits including feel good cuts Honey Bee and God Gave Me You, which will be interspersed with slightly edgier tunes like Kiss My Country Ass and Boys 'Round Here (sample lyric: "chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit"). A pair of the genre's brightest stars (Easton Corbin, and actor-turned-ACM Female Vocalist Of The Year nominee Jana Kramer) round out the bill, where surprisingly low-price tickets ($25) are still available for the show at 7:30 p.m. Friday. $25-$54.75. (813) 740-2446.