60 Minutes features Shelton

Friday, October 31, 2014 – Blake Shelton will be the focus of a "60 Minutes" feature this Sunday.

He sat down to talk to Norah O'Donnell to talk about his music, his life and the country music genre.

Shelton, whose new album, "Bringing Back the Sunshine," says the reason the music is so popular is because its listeners and artists share a bond. "It's not just our music, I think, that people feel like they can relate to. But it's us. It's the artists that they feel like they can relate to," he said. "I know for me when I go home I hunt, I fish, and I plant corn, and I drive back roads. I literally do the things that I sing about."

O'Donnell went on tour with Shelton, attending a concert in Little Rock, Ark., and then accompanies him to his home town of Ada, Okla. There, Shelton drove her around to see the sights, including an apartment he once shared with his father in the lean years before he left for Nashville. He sits down with her for a long interview on stage at the McSwain Theater in downtown Ada.

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