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Blake Shelton takes a friendly stab at buddy Luke Bryan Getty Images/Cooper Neill
Getty Images/Cooper Neill

Blake Shelton is notorious for making fun of his friends. So much so that he and NBC “The Voice” co-star Adam Levine have been going back and forth with jabs at each other for years weeks.

This time, though, Blake went and picked on a different buddy: fellow country singer Luke Bryan.

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Luke recently put out his sixth studio album, “What Makes You Country.” As part of the album launch, the Georgian also kicked off a digital campaign in support of the 15-track project, in which he asks his fans to share with him what “country” means to them.

Since Blake is so good at bringing on the funny, he found the perfect way to crack a joke at Luke’s expense. And, of course, he used Luke’s “What Makes You Country” album title as his weapon.

“Hey guys, its me, and I just wanted to take a minute and tell you that my buddy Luke Bryan has an album that came out. It’s called ‘What Makes You Country,’” Blake explains in a brand-new and hilarious video posted to his Twitter page. “It got me thinking, if he’s saying that, ‘What makes you country?’ I started thinking, ‘What makes Luke country?'”

Blake then proceeded to tell his more than 20 million followers what he feels is the most country thing about his longtime pal.

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“Really, the only thing that I can come up with is that he looks inbred,” Blake says, delivering his punchline at the end of the clip.

Ouch, Blake! We can’t wait to find out what kind of response Luke comes up with.

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Of course, Blake was only kidding. In fact, although he made a crack at Luke’s expense, he went on to help promote his buddy’s new album by captioning the video with the hashtag #WhatMakesYouCountry.

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And, speaking of Blake’s good intentions, he had a big night at the Dec. 14 Rare Country Awards, winning two trophies including Male Artist of the Year and Fan Moment of the Year. But, he ended up giving the latter award to his biggest little fan, 7-year-old Daisy Prescott, whom he called a “star.”

Now, don’t you just love a good ending?

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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