Blake Shelton Success Story
Blake Shelton is an American Country music singer and television personality. He made his debut with his single “Austin” in 2001. The song remained on the number one spot for five weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
Blake Shelton With Lady Gaga
The song was transferred from Giant Records Nashville to Warner Bros. Records after Giant Records shut down. His albums “Dreamer” released in 2003 and “Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill” released in 2004 were certified as Gold.
Blake Shelton was born to Richard Shelton and Dorothy in Oklahoma in 1976. Shelton started singing at a very early age and by the time he was twelve years old, he was already practicing guitar with his uncle. He wrote his first song at the age of 15 and received a Denbo Diamond Award when he was just 16. He later moved to Nashville to pursue a career in singing after High School.
Shelton signed Giant Records in 2001 and was slated release his first single “I Wanna Talk About Me.” But the staff at the label thought otherwise and eventually released “Austin” as his debut single. Shelton’s first album went on to rule at number one for weeks straight on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. His second release “Dreamer” released in 2003 and its single “The Baby” again held on to the position of number one on the country charts for three weeks.
Blake released his third studio album “Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill” in 2004. The albums leadoff single “When Somebody Knows You That Well” became his third no. 1 hit and held on to the position for four weeks. His songs have made appearances on television movie called “The Christmas Blessing” starring Neil Pattrick Harris and Rebecca Gayheart. In 2007, he released his album “Pure BS”.
His two singles “Don’t Make Me” and “The More I Drink” made it to the top 20 hits on the country charts. Shelton’s album Startin’ Fires” which included a duet with Miranda Lambert “Bare Skin Rug” received positive response from the audience. Shelton has toured with Joe Nichols and Chris Young during his Hillbilly Bone Tour in 2010. He also toured with Justin Moore and Dia Frampton in 2012 during H2O II: Wetter and Wilder World Tour.
Shelton’s singles from his first two albums rules the country charts for weeks with number one position. In 2013, his album “Based on A True Story” debuted at No. 1 on country chart. More than 200,000 copies of this album were sold. The albums singles “Boys Round Here” and “Mine Would Be You” became the 10th consecutive number one single on the list. Shelton has made television appearances in The Voice, Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas, Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays, Malibu Country, Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale and Saturday Night Live.
Blake Shelton With Wife Miranda Lambert
Shelton married his long time girlfriend Kaynette Gern in 2003. They later split after three years of marriage in 2006. He then married fellow country singer Miranda Lambert with whom he worked together earlier. They married in 2011 after dating for almost 5 years. Their marriage ended in 2015.
In 2013, Blake Shelton received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for his role as a coach on The Voice at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards. He won the Male Vocalist of the year in 2012. In 2010, he won Vocal Event of the Year for his song “Hillbily Bone.” He was nominated for the Top New Male Vocalist in 2001 and 2002. He has also won American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, CMT Teddy Awards and American Country Awards