Central Georgia Fans Line Up For Free Blake Shelton Concert

10:26 PM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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Fans swarmed the parking lot at Whiskey River in Macon Friday to get the chance to see Blake Shelton perform in a free concert. 

Shelton tweeted early Friday afternoon about a surprise free concert at the business off Pio Nono Avenue. But the owner said it had been in the works for days. 

"My son called me about a month ago, and said I want to tell you something you can't tell anybody. He said Blake Shelton wants to do a concert at Whiskey River, and it's a free concert. And I said well book it," said Ernie Shepherd, the owner of Whiskey River. 

The first person in line was April Chambers, who got there about a half an hour after the tweet. 

"I was just lucky this afternoon. Didn't have any patients. I waited online, I watched the tweet, it tweeted, and I said, see you all Monday!" said Chambers. 

Fans said they couldn't believe that country's entertainer of the year would do a free concert. 

"It's just the coolest thing ever because some country artists just don't do that," said Mary Cole Geesling. "Miranda was here last week, and she put on a great show, and she probably said 'Macon is the place to be, and Blake, you need to be there. He chose us.'"

13WMAZ even met one dedicated fan that came from the hospital where she was being treated for pneumonia. 

"I told my doctor I had to come and see Blake Shelton, and so they kept taking my blood pressure until they got it where they wanted it," said Linda Cook.  

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