Blake Shelton’s Rare Emotional Moment Caught On TV Has Us In Our Feels [VIDEO]
Blake Shelton surprised longtime friend Craig Morgan during his appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Craig talked about how the loss of his son influenced his song called “The Father, My Son and the Holy Ghost.” When he performed the song live, host Kelly Clarkson was in tears and Blake definitely looked like he was on the verge of tears.
Blake Shelton Nearly Shed Tears After Hearing Craig Morgan’s Song
Craig’s late son Jerry Greer tragically passed away at the age of 19 after a boating accident in 2016. “I lost my son in a drowning accident three years ago. I tell some of my friends, for them it happened three years ago but for me it was yesterday. And every day is yesterday,” Craig said when he sat down with Kelly. He turned to songwriting as a way to cope with the loss.
Craig’s longtime buddy Blake was impacted tremendously by the song, so much so that he came to show his support on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “It’s easy to connect that song to anything that’s happened in your own life. But because Craig has been a friend of mine for so long, and Gwen [Stefani] and I were actually at the funeral,” The Voice coach said. “It was his story and it hit me that hard just knowing him and the horrible tragedy, I can’t even imagine. It’s such a great, great song. And he had sent it to me.”
Prior to this appearance, Blake tweeted “I would gladly give up my spot on country radio to get this song on.. Wow @cmorganmusic you blow me away brother.. There’s nothing easy or fun about writing a song like this but sometimes it’s just something you gotta do.”
Craig performed the emotional ballad which was incredibly raw and touched the hearts of so many people. Kelly along with guest Eva Mendes were crying and you could see that Blake was also visibly emotional. They gave him a standing ovation and Blake went up to Craig to embrace him in a hug as the show went to commercial break.
Why Doesn’t Blake Cry On Camera?
Blake definitely has a noticeably tough exterior. While his girlfriend Gwen Stefani or fellow coaches cry on The Voice, he always seems more composed. There have been times where Blake has shed his hard shell to reveal that he too can be emotional sometimes. However, we very rarely see tears from him. During a promo for season 12 of The Voice, Blake talked about how his late brother inspired him.
“My biggest musical influence was probably my brother. Whoever he was listening to, that’s what I listened to. It was so loud,” he said. His brother Richie died at the age of 24 in a car accident when Blake was just 14 years old. He wrote the emotional song “Over You” to remember him in 2011 which led him to receive a CMA for Song of the Year. This rare heartwarming moment was just a glimpse at Blake literally just being human.
Blake returns to season 19 of The Voice along with Kelly, Gwen and John Legend on October 19. Will this finally be the season that Blake actually cries on camera?