/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Brad Schmitt
Blake Shelton is so drunk. How drunk is he?
"I'm so drunk right now I just threw my T.V. at the remote," he declared not long ago to his Twitter followers.
Shelton has also used his Twitter account to flirt shamelessly, to make often crass jokes and to put his own self-proclaimed "real redneck" spin on the news of the day.
Such a straight-ahead, unfiltered communication thrills many of his fans, turns some off and generates tons of buzz. But can an artist's use of Twitter help — or hurt — album sales?