Blake Shelton’s Famous Friends Sound Off About His ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title
Blake Shelton is officially the Sexiest Man Alive -- at least according to People magazine. The "I'll Name the Dogs" singer's new title has opened him up to some good-natured ribbing from some of his fellow stars, including his good friend Luke Bryan.
"I’m speechless. He’s taken so many things from me. And now this," Bryan quipped to The Boot and other reporters at a recent event. "Who in the hell is choosing these? Am I being punked? And we’re sure that y’all didn’t Photoshop [his] face over [my] face and change the name? ... I guess we're all stuck with it."
Not everyone's making fun of Shelton's new title, however: Chris Young gives props to the The Voice coach, saying that there's probably not anyone more deserving of the honor than Shelton.
"I’m not surprised. I don’t think I would be surprised by anything that Blake does or any honor he receives at this point in his career," Young says. "I know that’s probably a little more sentimental than the reaction that you wanted out of [me] about him being the Sexiest Man [Alive], but I love that guy and I love his music. I’ve been a fan of his for a long time and gotten to know him as well as an artist, so it’s just really, really cool to see so many good things continue to happen."
Brett Eldredge, who will open for Shelton on his Country Music Freaks Tour next year, says Shelton's personality as much as his good looks make him a perfect pick for the title.
"I mean, he’s a sexy man, don’t get me wrong, but he’s a big goofball too, which is even better," Eldredge notes. "He’s just Blake: He’s honest, he’s real, he’s unapologetically himself. He’s as real as he is on The Voice or onstage -- if you see him, he’s the same offstage as well, and I think that makes somebody more charming, honesty and being who you are ... He’s doing it right, and we love him for it."
A list of all of the dates on the Country Music Freaks Tour is available on Shelton's website.
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