Ada holds block party for Blake Shelton's new album

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ADA, Okla. -- Blake Shelton released his 11th studio album Tuesday called "Bringing Back The Sunshine."

It brought plenty of it to his hometown of Ada, in fact the city threw a party to celebrate their local superstar today.

Hundreds gathered at the Ada Arts District Tuesday to honor one of their own.

The Ada Chamber of Commerce hosted a block party to celebrate the release of Blake Shelton's new album, "Bringing Back the Sunshine" which features Ada's water tower on the cover.

"Blake has really given Ada a lot of recognition throughout the nation and it makes us feel pretty good when he puts the water tower on his album cover," said Sarah Jane Johnson, who represents the Ada Chamber of Commerce. "I mean what more could we ask for, and this is just a small tribute back to him."

Fans filled the street for food, fun, and all things Blake.

The city also unveiled the new street name in his honor - "Blake Shelton Boulevard."

Some traveled far and wide, like Dorothy Huebner and Linda Lake, who came from Fargo, N.D., just to celebrate Ada's hometown boy.

"We've been to five concerts in six days and 1500 miles," Lake said. "We've seen him 43 times and he's just a big part of our lives."

Shelton, an Ada native, was not able to attend the big party.

However, he did send party-goers a special video message and fans say they are happy this country music star is from their town.

"It's just so cool that somebody from a small town and is just like everyone else out here can make it in the real world. It really happens," said fan, Rhetta Farrill.

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