Blake & Miranda: Back to the Barroom


Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Feb. 9, 2009 — Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have been a couple for several years, and they’re looking into becoming co-owners of a piece of Oklahoma property.

The two recently looked at a building on Main Street in Tishomingo, in the southern part of the Sooner State, where they have thoughts of establishing an additional business to keep them occupied outside of music.

"It’s like a normal, Main Street-lookin’, small-town building on top that she wants to put a junk store in," Blake told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. "It has a downstairs like a basement. But it connects to the main street that has a bar in it."

Other artists — including Willie Nelson, George Jones and Merle Haggard — have opened their own clubs through the years. Blake figures their Tishomingo business will be a little unlike anyone else’s.

It certainly won’t be like Toby Keith’s Bar & Grille.

"I think they actually generate money, and they’re successful," Blake observed. "This one would be more just where we go whenever we’re in town and wanna go have a beer and we don’t have to get in trouble."

Their place also won’t be like John Rich’s private Nashville club, The Spot.

"This," Blake laughed, "would be fun!"

Blake and Miranda haven’t yet made a decision on the property.