It may seem like it's always glitz and glam for country music's biggest stars, but they didn't all come by their storytelling ability naturally. Sadly, many singers have encountered great tragedies in their lives, or have overcome sharp odds to get where they are today.
Even before Gwen Stefani joined Blake Shelton on stage at Country Jam Saturday night (June 18), the singer got a birthday surprise. Shelton headlined night No. 3 of the four-day country and camping festival in Grand Junction, Colo.