Blake Shelton Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Blake Shelton received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony held on Friday (May 12). His wife, Gwen Stefani, attended the event with her three sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.
Other guests included Blake’s family, Voice host Carson Daly, and former Voice coach Adam Levine, who is a good friend of Blake’s.
But one person who couldn’t be there with Blake was his older brother, Richie.
Blake was only 14 years old when Richie was killed in a car accident. Young Blake was deeply affected by his brother’s death. He later channeled his feelings of grief into the song “Over You,” which his then-wife Miranda Lambert recorded.
There have been a few occasions when Blake has performed “Over You” himself. It’s always emotional when he does.
Recently, Blake opened up to his Voice contestant NOIVAS about Richie’s death. NOIVAS lost his own brother, Alfred, in 2013. He bonded with Blake as someone else who also lost a brother.
“My brother, if he had been around, he would’ve freaked out if he had known what I had gone on to do, Blake said about Richie. “He was just such a huge music fan. You could hear him coming six blocks away, the stereo blaring out of his truck.”
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Blake Shelton Dedicates Hollywood Star To His Late Big Brother
Richie certainly would have been there to see Blake receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Knowing this, Blake dedicated his star to his big brother.
“Richie was my brother that I lost many, many years ago. So I dedicate my star on this Walk of Fame to my brother Richie,” he said.
He echoed those sentiments in a post on Instagram, writing, “I dedicated this star to my brother Richie who I wish was here to celebrate this with.”
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Hear Blake speak at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in the video below. He starts speaking around the 32:20 mark in the video.
Congratulations to Blake! We know Richie would be so proud…