Out of all the Oklahoma country boys to reach super stardom over the years, Blake Shelton is by far the coolest. He's not a greedy pig like Garth Brooks. He's never tried to hunt a Muslim like Toby Keith. And he doesn't pee sitting down like Vince Gill.
Basically, Blake's just your good old quintessential Oklahoma country boy. He looks like he was conceived inside a Bass Pro Shops. He loves Jesus, drives a truck, curses, kills animal for sports, drinks a lot of beer and womanizes. What's not to love?
In addition to all that, Blake is also a hero. Back in June, he rescued some guy who was stuck in flood waters. And just this past week he helped a group of good old Oklahoma country boys from the Ardmore area who got their truck stuck in some mud.
Blake Shelton is making headlines again, but this time, it has nothing to do with his highly-publicized relationship with his new girlfriend, Gwen Stefani.The 39-year-old country singer helped rescue a group of four young men -- Bryar Blanton, Lenyell Blanton, Josh Turner and Adrian Poplin -- who were stuck in a mudslide near the Washita River in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Friday.ET caught up with Bryar, who gave us details about what went down, and how Blake came to their rescue."Me and my buddies were checking out the river, when some of my buddies [accidentally] slid into a big mud hole and got stuck for about two hours," he explained. "Me and Adrian started walking down the road [looking for help] and [that's when] Blake and his dog, Betty, stopped and picked us up in his truck."
That's nice and everything, but anyone else think it's weird that Blake Shelton is stumbling across all these stranded motorists in Southern Oklahoma? He's like the country version of Batman.
"He told [Adrian and I] to hop in," he continued. "Then, we went back to the river [where my friends were stuck] and he tried to get them out with his truck. He couldn't do it, so he said he would be back in 15 minutes with his tractor."Bryar and his friends couldn't believe it was Blake who came to the rescue."I was just like, 'Heck yeah!' and asked him for a photo with us," he added. "He lives about 45 minutes from me."Bryar also noted that Blake was a cool guy. "After he helped us out, he talked to us for a minute then said he had to go," he told ET. "He had his bow with him and he talked to us about hunting. He's an all-around nice, caring guy."
What a great story. These guys went from looking for a place by the river to grow marijuana to riding around in a tractor with Blake Shelton. That sounds like a country music song if I've ever heard of one!
Got my blue jeans on in my pickup truck, driving down the road where some boys got stuck. Brought my tractor down, pulled them on out, Bangin' Gwen Stefani now, she's from No Doubt.