Blake Shelton turns 40 years old this month. His June 18 birthday and his new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum have made him a bit wistful for days gone by and the things that went with it.
Simply put, the Shes Got a Way With Words singer wishes hed held on to more. (There have been) Really cool, sentimental things that I should have kept along the way. Now that Im getting older it sucks to know there are things I didnt hang onto, Shelton told media prior to the grand opening of his exhibit.
You get a lot of cool things when you do what I do, he added, encouraging any young singer to become a packrat.
Some of Sheltons cool things are on display. Fans will find his first song lyrics, which are part of an old notebook he cant believe he kept. Early outfits, career milestones, awards and photographs from every decade of the singers life and career are encased for fans to see through November. You wont see his most cherished possession, however, as he cant find it!
I bought a black Takamine, cutaway guitar. The same one I saw Garth Brooks playing on his first television special, Shelton recalls. I called my mom and said Do you have that guitar? And she goes No! And you might know where it is if you didnt throw everything away and give it to everybody!
Shelton calls the exhibit a career highlight and seems truly humbled by the honor. He jokes that he hoped he might get a full tour of the museum, including whats not on display.
I do wanna go through the music room because theres a lot of sh I cant get on iTunes that I bet you guys have up there, he remarked. Yall got Garth up there? Because I cant find him on iTunes. Unbelievable. Its 2016 for Gods sake.
Turning 40 may have made Blake Shelton wistful, but age hadnt dulled his sharp sense of humor.