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Saturday 9: Mine Would Be You

(recommended by Kathy W)

If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) The lyrics mention his respect for "90 proof and Marlboro Red." What was your most recent drink? When was your last cigarette?

I had a couple shots of tequila about a week ago. I don't smoke, never have, way too fucking smart to start.

2) They also reference "singing like crazy fools." What's the last song you sang?

I crooned along with Sam Smith to "Stay With Me" earlier today while the dark cloud over my head temporarily lifted.

3) Blake Shelton won a Grammy for his performance of this song. Crazy Sam won the award for "most improved bowler" when she was in third grade, and it's now in a closet somewhere. Do you have any trophies? If so, where are they?

I have never won a trophy in my life. All my achievements were academic. Ain't nothing wrong with that, but I don't have any damn trophies. I might like one someday.

4) Blake is currently on tour. The merchandise sold at concerts brings in big money for the artist. Do you have any tour memorabilia (like a poster or t-shirt)? 

I don't. However, I did buy Hubs a ringer t-shirt when we went to his Bucket List concert in Norfolk a few years back: The Wiyos, whom I adore, opened for the headlining trio of Willie Nelson (killed it), John Mellencamp (knocked it out of the park), and Bob Dylan (sucked ass).

5) In addition to The Voice, Shelton is on TV a lot with his Pizza Hut commercials. What chain restaurant is nearest your home? Do you eat there?

We've never eaten at Casavana, a Cuban restaurant, and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I just don't want to spend the money if the kids aren't going to eat the food. Maybe it's because I'm not sure yet what I want to order. We'll get there.

6) Shelton has a million-seller CD called Cheers! It's Christmas! What's the first Christmas carol to pop into your head this hot summer Saturday?

Deck the Halls

7) Shelton and Miranda Lambert were married in front of 550 guests. Do you enjoy weddings?
In a word, yes. I love them.

8) The wedding took place on a big Texas ranch. Have you spent much time on a farm or a ranch?
Not really. My friend Sarah's family lives on a North Carolina farm, and we have loved visiting there a handful of times, but we don't get up there much now. They've done so much with it that I'd love to do if we could.

9) In 2013 he helped organize a relief benefit concert for victims of the Oklahoma tornados. Tell us about a charity you support.

 I donate my blood to the wee babies regularly, formerly to the American Red Cross, and now to the South Florida Bloodmobile or whatever the hell that big red bus is called. No ARC around here.