Fans from far and wide come to Tishomingo for Blake Shelton show
TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) — It was a big ole party at Ole Red on Friday night when Blake Shelton made an appearance at The Doghouse.
"Exciting to see his fans come in and see their excitement for seeing Blake," said Ole Red general manager Charles Haisler. "We've had a great time."
Shelton's fans — young, old and furry — came to see the country music star.
"We go to see him at Mayfest every year in Nashville and love it," said Jan Garner from Boreham, Oklahoma. "We've been going since our honeymoon, and we've seen Blake a bunch."
Others had a pleasant surprise during a casual visit to Ole Red.
"We are from Iowa and we just came to visit some family that lives in Durant," said Taylor Potthoff. "Every year that we come down, we come to Ole Red, and we wanted to come over and see him play."
Some folks had been lining up for hours, braving the Oklahoma heat.
"Got here about 12 so," said Ashley Hearon from Waxahachie, Texas. "A little burnt, but, oh well!"
It didn't matter if fans were new.
"Nope, never been to one of his concerts," said Potthoff. "I did see Gwen Stefani in 2008 on her Hollerback Tour, but that's about it."
"Saw him at Dickey's about two years ago," said Hearon. "Got really good seats there, so couldn't pass this up."
There was something for everyone to enjoy.
Blake Shelton played a set list of songs, then introduced a newcomer to the music world, a 17-year-old rock musician named Kingston for his first public performance.