There was an article in the "Washington Post" saying BLAKE SHELTON has replaced TAYLOR SWIFT as the face of country music. CMT.com condensed it down to six points that are worth talking about. Here they are:
1. His massive mainstream success on "The Voice" has earned him fans outside the country bubble. (That, and being married to MIRANDA LAMBERT.)
2. His country-boy-in-the-big-city image works, and it's not an act. (True that.)
3. The way he's stayed true to his image: The hard-drinking partier, which is "universally relatable." (And, he's funny as hell. That's totally part of the image.)
4. He's open about his drinking. Super open. The guy has no shame and nothing to hide. (The "nothing to hide" part will come crashing down the minute he cheats on Miranda. Let's pray that never happens.)
5. He can't believe he's as famous as he is. (Agreed. Humility is always good in show business.)
6. Nashville needs Shelton. (Debatable. Nashville would be fine without him. On the other hand, he's a hell of an asset.)
Do YOU think Blake Shelton is the new face of Country Music?