Midwestern fans of both country music and The Voice were no doubt excited to see Blake Shelton live in concert this week, but they’ll have to be a bit more patient. The country singer has rescheduled a handful of tour dates after his father, Dick Shelton, passed away on Tuesday. “I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers,” Shelton said in a statement. “Your support means the world to me. I love you guys.”
Shelton’s father had been in declining health, though no official cause of death was given. At last month’s American Country Awards, the singer dedicated his win to his father, who was then hospitalized with pneumonia.
Shelton’s shows in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana have been moved from January 19-22 to March 20-23. His wife, country star Miranda Lambert, has also rescheduled several of her own tour dates to support her husband during this time.
The above photo was posted on Blake’s official website in memory of his father.
[Via LA Times]