Blake Shelton Rescues Four Young Men In Oklahoma With Tractor
When country singer Blake Shelton isn't busy mentoring future music industry stars, or dating a music industry star, he's rescuing strangers from dangerous mudslides.
The singer, who is also popularly known as one of the coaches in talent show "The Voice," helped four young men who got in a muddy situation near the Washita River in Ardmore, Oklahoma on Nov. 13. The boys' names were Adrian Poplin, Josh Turner, Lenyell Blanton and Bryar Blanton.
In an exclusive interview, Bryar Blanton shared the details of how Shelton came to their rescue.
The boys were hanging around by the river, when Poplin and Turner accidentally fell into a big mud hole.
"Me and Adrian started walking down the road [looking for help] and [that's when] Blake and his dog, Betty, stopped and picked us up in his truck," Bryar said.
Shelton told the two boys to "hop in," and drove back to the river and attempted to use his truck to get the rest of the boys out of the mudslide. They had been stuck in the mud for about two hours.
After several failed attempts, Shelton left the boys momentarily and said that he would return in 15 minutes with his tractor.
Following the rescue, the boys asked for a photo with the country star. Bryar took to Twitter to express his gratitude for Shelton's help.
— Bryar blanton. (@bryar85) November 14, 2015
To which Shelton replied:
No problem.. Now you boys stay outta jail!!! Ha!!! https://t.co/2X8lopMQua — Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 14, 2015
Bryar also found out that Shelton lived around 45 minutes away.
"He had his bow with him and he talked to us about hunting. He's an all-around nice, caring guy," Bryar shared.
Looks like Shelton can include another title to his ACMs, CMAs and "The Voice" trophies: "All-Around Nice Guy."
A day before the rescue, Shelton tweeted about his late brother, Richie Shelton, who passed away 25 years ago in a car crash.
Shelton made his music debut in 2001 with his single, "Austin." The song rode the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for five weeks, while the debut album was gold-certified.
Shelton has had 15 number one songs and charted 24 hit country singles. He has been on "The Voice" since the show's inception eight seasons ago in 2011.