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“It’s funny,” declares Blake Shelton as he relaxes on a stool in the kitchen of his secluded, testosterone-filled house—an unpretentious, comfortable former hunting lodge—on his 1200-acre spread outside Tishomingo, Okla.
“I have these in-depth conversations on the bus every night after a show with my manager and road manager. And we were talkin’ the other night about datin’ and bein’ married and careers and travelin’ and all that stuff. And I told ’em—and I mean it—I’m in my favorite spot that I’ve been in in my life.
“It’s real easy to lose yourself and lose focus in this music industry thing. I just feel like, all the sudden, bein’ back here in Oklahoma and four albums into this thing and kinda able to take control of my own destiny a little bit . . . I just love how my life is at the moment.”