Blake Shelton and Kane Brown teamed up for an impromptu duet during a recent benefit concert on Friday evening (Feb. 10) at a private Scottsdale Residence in Scottsdale, Arizona.
While performing for an intimate crowd at the event, dubbed Smoke And Strings: A Night Of Magic & Music, Shelton invited Brown to join him on stage for a performance of his chart-topping hit, “Ol’ Red.”
After Brown entered the stage and sat on a stool next to the “No Body” singer, Shelton poked fun at him, questioning “were you born yet when I put this song out?”
“Yea, I was born,” Brown replied laughing.
“I put this song out in I think 2002, it’s called ‘Ol’ Red,’” Shelton said before the hitmakers went on to perform the tune.
Blake Shelton and Kane Brown Performed A Duet Of “Ol’ Red”
The pair of country superstars then performed the hit song together during the event, which was planned by Imoni Events.
“Well I caught my wife with another man / And it cost me ninety-nine / On a prison farm in Georgia / Close to the Florida line / Well I’d been here for 2 long years / I finally made the warden my friend / And so he sentenced me to a life of ease / Taking care of Ol Red,” Brown sang on the first verse of the tune.
“And the warden sang / Come on somebody / Why don’t you run / Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun / Get my lantern / Get my gun / Red’ll have you treed before the mornin’ comes,” Shelton sang on the chorus.
The Performance Marked A Bucket List Moment For Kane Brown
“Bucket list… CHECK,” Brown, who often covers the Shelton hit during his headlining concerts, said before returning to the audience.
Shelton’s wife, Gwen Stefani, also joined him on stage for a pair of duets during the star-studded event.
“Oh my God, wow! This is my wife, we met on our reality show. This is Gwen Stefani… Shelton, everybody,” Shelton said, introducing Stefani to the stage. The beloved couple then performed their chart-topping duets: “Happy Anywhere” and “Nobody But You.”
Prior to Shelton’s up-close and personal performance, Jon Dorenbos delivered an amazing magic show for the sold-out crowd.
The annual benefit concert aims to raise $1.2 million dollars for Treasure House PHX, which is an independent living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Former NFL player Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda Warner, who founded Treasure House in 2018, hosted the event.
The exclusive event allowed 300 guests to attend, 60 VIP ticket holders and 240 preferred ticket holders, making for an intimate setting to enjoy the magic and music while raising funds for Treasure House. Smoke And Strings also served as a Super Bowl LVII pre-party for attendees, according to the official event page on Eventbrite.
Tickets to the event reportedly ranged from $2k to $10k and included entry to the benefit concert and magic show, drinks, appetizers, and a delicious full-course dinner. The cost of the ticket was the only fundraising ask for the entire event.
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The country stars have a history together as Brown has often covered Shelton’s hit “Ole Red” during his live shows. In 2020, Shelton enlisted Brown as a mentor for Team Blake on NBC’s The Voice.
Blake Shelton and Kane Brown also have a duet together, titled “Different Man,” which is the title track to Brown’s latest album. The pair delivered the live debut of the tune during the Season 22 finale of NBC’s The Voice in December of 2022.
More recently, Brown joined Shelton on his popular reality game show, Barmageddon.
Additionally, both of the country superstars are preparing to embark on massive headlining tours. Later this month, Blake Shelton will kick off his Back To The Honky Tonk Tour, beginning on February 16 in Lincoln, NE at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The trek, which features Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean as support, continues through March 25, where the tour will wrap up at Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY.
Meanwhile, Kane Brown will launch the U.S. leg of his Drunk Or Dreaming Tour on March 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena. The tour, featuring special guests Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett and LOCASH on select dates, is set to visit 23 cities throughout the United States before wrapping up in Greenwood Village, CO at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 10.