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Bringing Back the Sunshine

Country’s most famous dude polishes his star qualities

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Blake Shelton

Sandra Johnson

Thanks to The Voice, country star Blake Shelton has enjoyed massive fame beyond Nashville without messing much with his straight-ahead sound. A decade-plus in, he's still the same likable good ol' bro – the kind of dude who can sing about "workin' on that twerkin'" without totally embarrassing himself ("Buzzin'"), then turn around and offer a moving image of listening to country radio with his dad back in rural Oklahoma ("Good Country Song"). Most of all, though, Bringing Back the Sunshine brims with horn-dog hookup jams like "Sangria," where he makes a sloppy hotel-room encounter sound like the modern equivalent of a trip to Margaritaville.

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