Carol Cash Large, longtime friend of Blake Shelton, helped move the award-winning musician to Nashville just two weeks after he graduated high school at the tender age of seventeen and has been with him every step of the way since. In Blake Shelton: Happy Anywhere, she takes you backstage for personal and unique insight into the life of the young singer. From Shelton's work with producer Bobby Braddock, recording his number 1 song "Austin," and performing on the Grand Ole Opry to his record-breaking seventeen consecutive number 1 songs and beyond, she has been right there.
Large shares her favorite stories-from Shelton's time as host/entertainment on Saturday Night Live and his induction into the Grand Ole Opry-but she acknowledges that landing a gig as coach on the NBC hit, The Voice, had the biggest impact on his career. She also delves into Shelton's personal life, relating his penchant for entertaining and bringing smiles to his friends and family as well as his joy at finally finding his soul mate in Gwen Stefani.
With fifty personal photos from the author's collection, anecdotes of a close connection to Blake Shelton, and highlights of a glorious career, Large presents a warm and detailed account of one of country music's biggest stars of all time.
Carol Cash Large is the author of Blake Shelton: Happy Anywhere. While it is her first non-fiction book, it was over 30 years in the making. Carol has been an integral part of Blake's life, both personally and professionally, since he was a preteen in Oklahoma. Her book takes readers on a journey from those early days to the present time through a series of humorous and heartwarming stories that only she can tell.
Now retired, Carol holds BS and MS degrees in education and is a certified reading specialist. She taught reading for many years in Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Dimensions: 6.33 x 0.83 x 9.32 inches