Blake Shelton Remembers His First Bug-Packed Time At Lake Texoma
When Blake Shelton was a toddler, his parents owned a houseboat on Lake Texoma. His first memory of the beautiful lake is of his mom screaming.
By Admin on June 29, 2018
When Blake Shelton was a toddler, his parents owned a houseboat on Lake Texoma. His family often vacationed there when he was growing up.
Obviously, it had a big impact on his life, as he returned there for his 11th studio album, Texoma Shore. “As a kid growing up, we used to call it just ‘going to the lake. There’s an area down there called Cumberland Cove and Catfish Bay,” Shelton told Nash Country Daily. “That’s where Dad would keep his boat. That’s where we always went—any kind of [holiday] like Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend.”
As with any lake, there were quite a few insects around the area. They heavily influenced the “I Lived It” singer’s very first memory of Lake Texoma.
“We had a crappy houseboat when I was a little kid, I mean like maybe 3 years old, 4 years old. I have a memory of my mom carrying me into the houseboat for the first time that year. It was full of bugs and things—you know, packed full of bugs and stuff. My [first] memory is my mom screaming at all the bugs. Isn’t that nice and peaceful?”