On this twenty-second day of Country Music #CMchat’s twenty-five days of country Christmas, it only makes sense to honor thy two’s and give you a double dose of a duo in life. Blake Shelton and his superstar wife, Miranda Lambert, may not be the married couple that is prone to release duets, but they gave us a few Christmas gifts along the way to the tune of, well, tunes.
Blake originally teamed up with crooner Michael Bublé to reinvent “Home,” a 2005 song co-written by Michael and a 2008 Number 1 hit for Blake, making it a holiday song that country and adult contemporary fans could likewise enjoy. While the adaptation was more than fans could ever want under their trees, the cover of the modified cover that eliminated Michael and replaced him with Miranda was what country fans can’t get enough of — Mr. and Mrs. Shelton sharing the stage.
During Blake’s “Not So Family Christmas” in 2012, Miranda accompanied her host husband and brought fans to their feet (while simultaneously causing them to go through their supply of tissues) by collaborating with him on the modified, emotional track, insisting that a loved one will return home for Christmas. As would be expected, the two came together in perfect harmony on this performance.
Also in 2012, the legally bound partnership lent a combination of their voices to Christmas classic “Jingle Bell Rock” on Blake’s holiday offering Cheers, It’s Christmas. The reigning royal couple of country music were given the opportunity to showcase their fun-loving, outgoing personalities on this song as they rocked the night away. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of Blake’s Christmas disc, being able to listen to the Sheltons join forces year after year is the gift that keeps on giving.