Blake Shelton Opens Up About Losing His Older Brother At 14

Blake Shelton Opens Up About Losing His Older Brother At 14
Blake Shelton Opens Up About Losing His Older Brother At 14
As someone who is incredibly close with their sibling, I can't imagine that kind of pain, but Shelton is brave to open up about that singular kind of grief. Billboard notes that Shelton credits his brother with helping to spark his love of music; he inherited Richie's vinyl record collection upon his death. "That's one of the things I got when my brother was killed. The family gave me all his albums and things like that. I just listened to them over and over again to feel like he was there," he said to the Associated Press. Richie was a fan of 70s country rock music, and Shelton later says that "...he was listening to Hank Williams, Jr. or Waylon, Lynyrd Skynyrd or Bob Seeger."

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