Blake Shelton Celebrates Birthday With Giant Tractor Cake
Blake Shelton recently rang in his 44th birthday with what might possibly be the coolest cake of all time. The…
Blake Shelton recently rang in his 44th birthday with what might possibly be the coolest cake of all time.
The superstar turned 44 on Thursday (June 18) and celebrated with a giant tractor cake that appeared to be gifted to him from Smithworks Vodka. The entire cake was shaped like a piece of Farmall farm equipment and was adorned with miniature versions of Blake and his longtime girlfriend, Gwen Stefani.
“Damn y’all! Thanks for all the birthday love and wishes,” Shelton wrote on Instagram after his birthday celebration. “And thank you @smithworksvodka for keeping the party going… Cheers y’all!”
Stefani marked the occasion with a sweet Instagram post honoring her boyfriend. “Happy birthday @blakeshelton thank u for being my best friend,” she wrote.
Shelton has something else to celebrate as he and Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. recently opened a brand new Ole Red location in Orlando, Florida. Ole Red Orlando opened its doors June 19 and features 17,289-square-foot of food and entertainment space. Open now in ICON Park, Ole Red features a made-from-scratch, Shelton-inspired menu with Ole Red signature items, specialty cocktails, an extensive selection of beer and wine and Orlando-only specialties.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.