Blake Shelton

About Blake Shelton

Born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma, Blake Shelton set his sights on a career in country music at an early age, but even the ambitious singer/songwriter with the wicked sense of humor couldn’t have imagined how far his talent and determination would take him. These days, in addition to his lengthy string of radio hits and top-selling albums, Blake has become a household name thanks to his longtime role as a judge on NBC’s popular talent competition “The Voice,” where he has occupied one of the spinning red chairs every season since the show’s inception.

It all started in tiny Ada, where Blake began singing and playing guitar before he was 12, and by age 15 had written his first song. He graduated high school at 17 and hit the road, moving to Nashville to pursue his dreams. He signed with Giant Records in 2001 and his debut single, “Austin,” became a huge hit, spending five weeks at No. 1 on the country chart. Though Giant Records shuttered, Shelton’s momentum continued as he was shifted to Warner Music Nashville, where he continues to be a mainstay on the company’s roster today.

Blake has built a successful career by delivering both playful romps like “Some Beach,” “Boys ‘Round Here” and “Honey Bee” along with more heartfelt fare such as “The Baby,” “Home” and “Mine Would Be You.” He’s become a staple at awards shows, picking up the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist trophy for five consecutive years, as well as earning Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year honors at the CMA Awards. On Jan. 18, 2017, the 6’5” entertainer made People's Choice Awards history by becoming the first country artist to ever win the all-genre category of Favorite Album, beating out Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna and Ariana Grande. In addition to his many other accolades, Blake has also won the Academy of Country Music’s Male Vocalist, Vocal Event and Song of the Year honors. The latter was for co-writing the Miranda Lambert hit “Over You,” inspired by his older brother’s death in a car accident when Blake was 14 years old.

In addition to awards and chart-topping hits, Blake has also garnered attention for his headline-grabbing personal life. His marriage to fellow country star Miranda Lambert ended in July 2015 and, a few months later, he began dating pop star Gwen Stefani. The couple met when they were both serving as judges on “The Voice.” Blake continues to star on the show as well as maintain a successful recording and touring career. In a memorable feat, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by “People” magazine in 2017, making him the first country artist to claim the title and only the second musician to ever earn the honor.

Check Out the Pic of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton That Everyone Is Talking About News Check Out the Pic of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton That Everyone Is Talking About , Rare Country Contributor 1:22pm, September 24
Blake Shelton Announces Another Free Concert in Texas News Blake Shelton Announces Another Free Concert in Texas , 9:37am, September 20
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“The Voice” Producer Has Something to Say About Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s Wedding News “The Voice” Producer Has Something to Say About Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s Wedding , Rare Country Contributor 10:01am, September 17
The 2018 CMA Fest lineup is out and Carrie Underwood and more big stars are on it News The 2018 CMA Fest lineup is out and Carrie Underwood and more big stars are on it , Rare Country Contributor 5:25pm, March 21
Blake Shelton made Adam Levine cry in 2012, and the story’s still hysterical News Blake Shelton made Adam Levine cry in 2012, and the story’s still hysterical , Senior Country Correspondent 1:46pm, March 21
Blake Shelton just got the stamp of approval from one of Gwen Stefani’s most important family members News Blake Shelton just got the stamp of approval from one of Gwen Stefani’s most important family members , Rare Country Contributor 1:06pm, March 20
Watch Blake Shelton’s reaction when he’s stumped by a Gwen Stefani song News Watch Blake Shelton’s reaction when he’s stumped by a Gwen Stefani song , Senior Country Correspondent 10:11am, March 20
Blake Shelton leaves his “Country Music Freaks” touring partners with some amazing memories News Blake Shelton leaves his “Country Music Freaks” touring partners with some amazing memories , Rare Country Contributor 11:03pm, March 19
A teenage country singer slays a country classic on “The Voice” Performances A teenage country singer slays a country classic on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 11:57pm, March 13
A singer on “The Voice” captures Blake Shelton’s attention with this country ballad Performances A singer on “The Voice” captures Blake Shelton’s attention with this country ballad , Rare Country Contributor 4:57am, March 13
Watch as Luke Bryan starts trash talking Blake Shelton News Watch as Luke Bryan starts trash talking Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 1:21pm, March 7
Blake Shelton gets called out for his old school mullet and “ladybug” tattoo News Blake Shelton gets called out for his old school mullet and “ladybug” tattoo , Rare Country Contributor 6:01am, March 7
A talented songbird wows with countrified “Blackbird” performance on “The Voice” Performances A talented songbird wows with countrified “Blackbird” performance on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 5:47am, March 7
Blake Shelton adds a ukulele performer to his team during “The Voice” blind auditions Performances Blake Shelton adds a ukulele performer to his team during “The Voice” blind auditions , Rare Country Contributor 10:41am, March 6
A “The Voice” crooner brings Blake Shelton to his feet during this smooth performance Performances A “The Voice” crooner brings Blake Shelton to his feet during this smooth performance , Rare Country Contributor 10:20am, March 6
Keith Urban and other country stars share their great reactions to their ACM Awards nominations News Keith Urban and other country stars share their great reactions to their ACM Awards nominations , Rare Country Contributor 2:35pm, March 2
Blake Shelton walks through a dirt road memory in this new video Videos Blake Shelton walks through a dirt road memory in this new video , Rare Country Contributor 1:38pm, March 2