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Oklahoma native Blake Shelton moved to Nashville in 1994, two weeks after his high-school graduation, to launch a songwriting career that would eventually make him one of the leading males in contemporary country music. Back home, he'd received statewide attention by touring the bar circuit and winning the Denbo Diamond Award, the top award for young Oklahoma entertainers.
In Nashville, Shelton was able to maintain that momentum by selling songs to several publishing houses, including Naomi Martin Music, Warner/Chappell Music, and Jerry Crutchfield Music. He also landed a solo contract with Giant Records. Favoring a traditional style of country music that included sentimental ballads as well as blue-collar rock songs, he made a splash in 2001 with the
chart-topping single "Austin," which spent five weeks at number one. "All Over Me" and "Ol' Red" followed in 2002, pushing Shelton's accompanying debut album -- the self-titled Blake Shelton, released by Warner Bros. after the
dissolution of Giant Records -- to gold status.
With Shelton's songs still enjoying airtime on country radio, he returned to the studio to work on a second album. The Dreamer appeared in February 2003, hot on the heels of another number one single titled "The Baby." A third album, "Blake
Shelton's Barn & Grill", was released in 2004, along with an accompanying DVD featuring several of his music videos. Three years later, Shelton scored his fourth consecutive gold album with "Pure BS", which featured a guest appearance by girlfriend at that time (and fellow country singer)
Lambert and Shelton attracted more and more media attention as their relationship progressed. Lambert made another appearance on his next album, 2008's "Startin' Fires", and sang about their relationship on her own release, "Revolution". Shelton eventually proposed in 2010, issuing a pair of well-received EPs -- "Hillbilly Bone" and "All About Tonight" -- that same year. The EPs yielded three number one hits, followed in 2011 by another chart-topper, "Honey Bee," which doubled as the lead single from his sixth album, "Red River Blue". Shelton married Lambert that spring, several weeks after joining the judging panel of NBC's prime-time singing competition, The Voice. Shelton and Lambert divorced in 2015.
Hit songs include --
- Hillbilly Bone
- I'll Just Hold On
- Some Beach
- The Baby
- Nobody But Me
- Goodbye Time
- Don't Make Me
- Ol' Red
- All Over Me
- The More I Drink
- Playboys of the Southwestern World
- Heavy Liftin'
- Honey Bee
- Boys 'Round Here
Blake Shelton may be available for your next special event!
.New Traditionalist. / NewTraditionalist
.Contemporary Country. / ContemporaryCountry
.Country-Rock. / CountryRock
.Bro-country. / BroCountry
.Acoustic Guitar. / AcousticGuitar
Born: ..in Oklahoma / born nOklahoma
Born: ..in Ada / born AdaOK
Born: Jun 18, 1976
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville area
/ based NashvilleTN
Based: ..in Oklahoma / based nOklahoma
Based: ..in Tishomingo / based TishomingoOK