Singer Blake Shelton

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 12, 2004

I was watching a country music video recently that caught my eye. I noticed Blake Shelton's eyes. Are they really that blue?
—Louise M., New York

Shelton's blue eyes were enhanced with computer technology in The Baby video. "Being as simple-minded as I am, I haven't the slightest clue what they did to make them appear that blue," the country music singer says. "To me, it is more creepy than cool!" Shelton, 28, was raised in Ada, Okla. (pop. 15,691), and moved to Nashville, Tenn., at age 17 to pursue a music career. Known for hits such as Ol' Red and Austin, he recently released his third CD, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill. "I like to think of my new CD as a place rather than an album," he says. "Thus the name, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill! As you listen to this album, you can almost imagine yourself sitting in some old smoky bar, listening to the people's conversations around you." In 2003, he married his longtime girlfriend, Kaynette Williams. "We went to a log cabin chapel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (pop. 3,382). We wanted something that was just about us getting married and nothing else."