Heroes in modern society are seen as people who work hard at their jobs and give back to their communities as much as they can.
Some participate by giving to charities and exploring large-scale philanthropy to help those in need. Others, like Blake Shelton, choose to be more low-key.
Blake, an Oklahoma native, is a famous country music artist with a lot to offer. He recently invited some foster children to join him on a fishing trip. The moment was so wonderful that it had to be shared with the rest of the world!
The Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma collaboration initiative supported the event.
Shelton gladly agreed to lead the tour and develop a good relationship with the children. After all, Shelton is a member of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conversation Foundation’s board of directors.
This is exactly what these children require above all else: a father figure to show them the lessons of life. They may have grown up in disadvantaged communities or in broken homes and are now looking for the direction they missed in their early years. It’s a privilege and a gift to witness someone like Blake give back to these young guys and inspire a whole generation.
They got to enjoy the fruits of their labor by eating their own catch, caught right from the neighboring pond. The lads can be seen holding up their fish as they joyfully compare their catches. The men there seemed very happy with how well the kids did.
It takes a lot of time to catch fish, so think how difficult it must have been for youngsters with the attention span of a puppy.
Blake Shelton was the son of a used-car salesman and the proprietor of a beauty shop before becoming a chart-topping American singer-songwriter. His acting career began in high school when he drew the attention of an already established Mae Boren Axton. Shelton piqued Axton’s interest, and he lavished him with compliments.
Shelton then relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where Axton happened to be living at the time, and even tried to get him to work painting homes. Axton also introduced Shelton to people in the music industry during the process. Shelton met Bobby Braddock, a renowned composer, and producer whom Shelton worked with and helped earn a lucrative recording contract with Giant Records.
Blake recorded “Austin,” a love song constructed as a series of voice messages that caught listeners’ hearts as soon as it was sent to various country stations. The track was a smash, rising in popularity and defying expectations by reaching number one on Billboard’s country songs list.
At this time, the sky was the limit for Shelton, who went on to release his second album, Dreamer, as well as two EPs, Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight. In the title tune, Hillbilly Bone, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for best country collaboration with vocals alongside Trace Adkins.
“Thank you, Blake, for being so giving and taking the time to invest in your home state’s youngsters by teaching them what outdoor Oklahoma is all about,” wildlife authorities stated.
Shelton understands the importance of giving back.
The lovely view from the Oklahoma farm pond could hardly be described in words. From the point of view of these young boys, Shelton went from being a well-known country music star to being a kind, selfless hero.
We hope this heartwarming story makes you want to do something nice for someone else or realize that even though we think celebrities are better than life itself, they are still just people.