FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Blake Shelton performs during the 59th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville. Country music is slow to change, and so are the 6,000 members who vote for the winners of Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 show, So when they chose first-time nominees Shelton and Jason Aldean in the entertainer of the year category it meant something. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
January 18, 2012 7:08:31 AM PST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - January 18, 2012 --
Blake Shelton's father has died, forcing "The Voice" star to reschedule several tour dates.