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The often-outspoken Blake Shelton talks about Twitter, girlfriend Miranda Lambert, the real story behind his latest hit, “Hillbilly Bone,” and more in this exclusive cover story. Blake reveals that Miranda has had a hefty influence on his music. “The biggest thing is that I write more, like I used to,” Blake says. “Miranda has encouraged me and I write with her and she’s definitely bringing out that side of me again.” Blake also talks about his often-controversial remarks that fans find on his Twitter page. And check out the group of friends who comprise the new country “Rat Pack” with Blake.