Martina McBride and Blake Shelton might seem like unlikely friends at first glance, but they’re actually very good friends thanks to her ability to look beyond the surface. “He’s so ornery. And he has so much charisma. And so much talent,” says Martina, but, “underneath all that craziness is a really good person and, you know, I’m really drawn to that.” Martina actually shares a great friendship with Blake and his wife, Miranda Lambert. “They’re just both sweet as could be. I mean, I love Miranda (Lambert) too. So, it’s really cool to have that friendship.”

Martina also sings on Shelton’s latest album release Red River Blue on the track “I’m Sorry”.

Martina is currently enjoying the success of her latest top ten song, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” and spending some time with another good friend, George Strait, opening for him on his winter tour.