Blake Shelton to perform in Knoxville in September

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Blake Shelton performs 'Footloose' during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans says Clarkson will sing the national anthem before the NFL championship game at Indianapolis on Feb. 5.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made.  Also slated to participate in the pregame festivities: country music couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, singing 'America the Beautiful.'(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Blake Shelton performs "Footloose" during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans says Clarkson will sing the national anthem before the NFL championship game at Indianapolis on Feb. 5. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. Also slated to participate in the pregame festivities: country music couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, singing "America the Beautiful."(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Country star Blake Shelton will perform on Friday, Sept. 27, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Shelton has been a country hitmaker since his song "Austin" went to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. His string of hits has continued into the new decade with "God Gave Me You," "Honey Bee," "Drink On It" and "Over" all going to No. 1. His most recent single is "Sure Be Cool If You Did."

Shelton also acts as a coach on the TV show "The Voice" and his proteges have won the competition twice.

Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer will open the show. Ticket information is expected to be announced soon.

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