Blake Shelton Plays That Funky Music at CRS
Polyester over pearl snaps, bell bottoms over belt buckles. That was the theme of last night's (Feb. 27) That 70s Showcase hosted by Warner Music Nashville during country music's annual Country Radio Seminar.
And while many of the label's artists embraced the company's mandate to perform a tune from that particular era, a couple of them, including Blake Shelton, had to use crib notes or an iPhone to get the lyrics right! In fact, it's uncertain what was a bigger surprise—wife Miranda Lambert performing Blake's newest hit, "Sure Be Cool If You Did," with him or his impressive version of Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music."
Several of Blake's Warner Bros. labelmates were also on hand to perform their current hits and to resurrect a track from an era of music known for disco, pop and funk. In addition to his current Top 10 single, "Somebody's Heartbreak," Hunter Hayes also nailed a rousing rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition." But it was Charlie Worsham who stole the show when his special guest, Hall and Oates' John Oates, joined him for a performance of the duo's "Rich Girl."
Country Radio Seminar continues with more panels, concerts and showcases tonight in Nashville.