Blake Shelton Thinks Back On Performing In Venue He Now Owns 

Posted: 6:12 am Thursday, June 15th, 2017

By Staff Writer

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Owning the building that Blake Shelton will soon call “Ole Red” is pretty much a full circle moment for him! He recalls touring the property in that venue where it will be built in downtown Nashville, and realizing the magnitude of being the location he purchased on Lower Broadway. He says, “We went on every floor, and then we got to the top and there was like a way to get to the top of the building up there, and right now it’s just tar or whatever they put up there. And so, those guys Colin [Reed] and everybody [from Ryman Hospitality Properties] walked over to this side of Broadway and me and Gwen [Stefani] walked to the back of the building. We were standing there, she goes, ‘What you gonna do?’ ‘I want to do this. This is exciting, this is cool,’ and she goes, ‘That’s what I thought.’ You know, it’s taller than anything down here. I was trying to play my cards close to my chest and kind of be like, ‘Eh, maybe’ and the whole time going, ‘This is awesome!’ You know.”