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Blake Shelton

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  • Born: Ada, OK
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 07.03.15 Ok West Virginia here I come!!! I'll be the guy slurring and stumbling across the stage if you need me...
  • Blake Shelton


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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

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, and a nationally recognized television star thanks to NBC's The Voice. 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 air time 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, "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 (and fellow country singer) Miranda Lambert.

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.

The Voice was a smash hit, elevating Shelton's profile and assisting the sales of Red River Blue. Two seasons of the competition arrived in 2012, and that year Shelton also released Cheers It's Christmas, a seasonal album containing duets with Reba McEntire, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, and Lambert, as well as her band Pistol Annies. Shelton delivered Based on a True Story... -- his first full-fledged album recorded since the success of The Voice -- in March of 2013, preceded by the single "Sure Be Cool If You Did," which topped the Billboard country charts.

"Sure Be Cool If You Did" was the first of five country Top Five singles: "Mine Would Be You," "Doin' What She Likes," the Gwen Sebastian duet "My Eyes," and "Boys 'Round Here," which was certified as double platinum by the RIAA. All these hits made Based on a True Story… Shelton's biggest hit album, peaking at three on the Billboard 200 on its way to platinum certification. Shelton followed the album with Bringing Back the Sunshine, which appeared in September of 2014, preceded by the single "Neon Light."

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Date Venue Location Tickets
07.09.15 Craven Country Jamboree Festival Site Craven, SK Canada
07.10.15 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB Canada
07.17.15 Frontier Park Cheyenne, WY US
07.23.15 Shadow Hill Ranch Twin Lakes, WI US
07.23.15 Shadow Hill Ranch Twin Lakes, WI US
07.24.15 Country Jam USA Eau Claire, WI US
07.24.15 Shadow Hill Ranch Twin Lakes, WI US
07.25.15 Shadow Hill Ranch Twin Lakes, WI US
07.26.15 Shadow Hill Ranch Twin Lakes, WI US
08.06.15 Soo Pass Ranch Detroit Lakes, MN US


  • 07.03.15 Ok West Virginia here I come!!! I'll be the guy slurring and stumbling across the stage if you need me...
  • 07.02.15 Sangria is officially Blake’s 20th #1 Single! Enjoy all his hits on the #YourVoiceOfChoice playlist http://t.co/eik6cXRkxs -Team BS
  • 07.01.15 It’s the Summer Of Sangria! Raise a glass & celebrate with free shipping in Blake’s store thru 7/5! - Team BS http://t.co/aZ9YA9CtRx
  • 07.01.15 Damn it...
  • 07.01.15 I'm mowing with a push mower. I'm mowing a BIG yard with a push mower. I make a lot of money and I'm mowing a BIG yard with a push mower!!!
  • 06.30.15 I love you too sis... So much. https://t.co/BQEUqs3K8k
  • 06.29.15 RT @NASCARonNBC: SNEAK PEEK: @BlakeShelton stars in the #NASCARonNBC open which airs for the 1st time Sunday! @NASCAR is back on NBC! https…
  • 06.27.15 Kansas.. I'm consuming alcohol that's probably made from the corn you grew. Let's celebrate it! Almost time..
  • 06.26.15 Ok Delaware... Prepare to show me your Hillbilly Bones!!!!! Wait.. I mean.. Ah shit you know what I mean!!! Damn kids...
  • 06.22.15 Share why Blake is #YourVoiceOfChoice for chance to win a trip to #CMAawards + your post could end up on http://t.co/ro55IPV33a! -Team BS
  • 06.21.15 Thank you Ohio!!!!!! That was awesome!
  • 06.18.15 Thank yall for all the birthday wishes!!! Drink one for me!