Blake Shelton Shows Off Paddlefish He Caught In Oklahoma

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Blake Shelton loves his home state of Oklahoma. His music video for his 2019 megahit “God’s Country” is a love letter to the state he was born and raised in…and still calls home today.

The video for “God’s Country” was filmed in various locations in Oklahoma. When speaking to CMT about what it was like filming the video in his home state, Shelton said:

We spent four days shooting there, in and around Tishomingo, getting connected to the land, the environment and the spirit of the music. As I’ve said before, I was born in Oklahoma and I’ll be buried there.”

More recently, Shelton expressed his love for Oklahoma in a post on social media.

Shelton posted a photo that shows him holding a massive fish with a long snout. Anyone who doesn’t know much about fish was surely stunned to see the strange-looking creature Shelton was holding!

The Voice coach let those less-informed fans know that he caught a paddlefish, which can be found in Oklahoma. “I’ll bet some of y’all have never heard of a paddlefish. We got them here in my home state!” he said. 

Paddlefish can grow to be quite large…the world record paddlefish was caught in Oklahoma’s Keystone Lake in 2020 and weighed 151 pounds. Shelton didn’t say how big the paddlefish was that he caught, but it looked like a sizable one!

See the photo Shelton shared of the paddlefish below. His followers were pretty impressed with his catch!