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Blake Shelton’s Father Dies

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The Top Country family sends their deepest condolences to Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and the Shelton family on the loss of Blake’s father, Dick, who passed away on Tuesday night.

Blake’s website posted a statement Wednesday morning:

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Blake Shelton’s father, Dick Shelton. Mr. Shelton, who was in declining health this past year, was surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma upon his passing this evening. Due to this unfortunate event, the following dates of Blake’s “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012″ have been rescheduled: Rapid City, SD (1/19), Bismarck, ND (1/20), Billings, MT (1/21) and Bozeman, MT (1/22).

“I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys,” said Blake.

Blake’s current single is “Drink On It” from his album Red River Blue. He will make several appearances in Canada on his 2012 tour, including Big Valley Jamboree and Craven Country Jamboree this summer.