Blake Shelton Gifts Texas Teacher With Classroom Supplies After Having a ‘Few Drinks’

Blake Shelton did a little school supply shopping on Tuesday and ending up making a teacher’s day. The superstar helped…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 1, 2020


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Blake Shelton did a little school supply shopping on Tuesday and ending up making a teacher’s day.

The superstar helped “clear the list” for a Mrs. Gress, a 1st grade teacher from Texas. Gress tweeted the “Happy Anywhere” singer asking for help and he more than delivered, offering to purchase all of the items on her Amazon wishlist.

“Ah hell… I’ve had a few drinks. I’ll take care of it for ya,” Shelton wrote before making his Amazon purchase.

Gress was overwhelmed by Shelton’s kind gesture.

“When you have to step out of your classroom crying because you found out @blakeshelton shared your list! You are the good in the world,” she wrote. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart and the TX panhandle! I’m eternally grateful! Thank you everyone!”

According to previous Tweets from Gress, her list has never been cleared until today.

“I teach at a low-income school in TX where students don’t have a lot of opportunities,” she previously shared. “My list has NEVER been cleared. (2yrs and counting).”

It appears that Shelton’s little act of kindness went a long way.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.