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Blake Shelton Reveals He's Taking Care of His Employees despite Closing Ole Red Locations Amid COVID-19 Spread

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 24, 2020
10:00 P.M.
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As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to force more people into self-isolation, Blake Shelton is speaking out about the outbreak.


With the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Blake Shelton has had to close down all of his Ole Red locations.

Blake Shelton arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images


Despite that, the singer has assured the public that he had every intention to continue to pay his employees, according to Pop Culture. Blake, in a video shared via Instagram, also stated that:

"I want people to know that we do have a commitment to all of our employees, and we're taking care of them."


He added that he was in the middle of nowhere as a way to limit the spread of the virus as he encouraged his fans to pay attention to the advice of health and government officials and restrict visitations with other people.

Before [Blake Shelton] postponed his shows, Reba McEntire had also shared that she was suspending the start of her "Live in Concert 2020 Tour" until July, also due to coronavirus.

Fox 13 noted that the "God's Country" crooner had mentioned his plan to host a fundraiser for artists soon.


Meanwhile, it would be recalled that the singer had postponed the final five shows of his "Friends and Heroes Tour" just hours before he planned to perform on the stage in Omaha, Nebraska.

The singer decided to shift the remaining five dates until later this year due to the growing concerns that came with the coronavirus pandemic. Soon after his announcement, many of his fans had shared their sadness at the news; Pop Culture revealed.


Even Blake's fiddle player, Jenee Fleenor, who recently won a CMA Award, commented that even though the news was a "bummer, but yes, y'all take care of each other!"  

Before the country music singer's postponed his shows, Reba McEntire had also shared that she was suspending the start of her "Live in Concert 2020 Tour" until July, also due to coronavirus.

The singer said that while she came to decision for the safety of her fans, the already purchased tickets would remain valid for the new dates. 

Reba McEntire visits Build Studio on February 20, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


Other artists who have been forced to either cancel or postpone their shows include Dan + Shay, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, and others.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!