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.

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Blake Shelton shares the funny story of how he made Adam Levine cry News Blake Shelton shares the funny story of how he made Adam Levine cry , Senior Country Correspondent 1:46pm, March 21
Gwen Stefani’s aunt gives Blake Shelton her stamp of approval News Gwen Stefani’s aunt gives Blake Shelton her stamp of approval , Rare Country Contributor 1:06pm, March 20
Watch Blake Shelton’s reaction as he’s stumped by a Gwen Stefani song News Watch Blake Shelton’s reaction as he’s stumped by a Gwen Stefani song , Senior Country Correspondent 10:11am, March 20
Carly Pearce and pals bid farewell to Blake Shelton's "Freaks" tour News Carly Pearce and pals bid farewell to Blake Shelton's "Freaks" tour , Rare Country Contributor 11:03pm, March 19
Blake Shelton completes his "The Voice" team with teen country singer Performances Blake Shelton completes his "The Voice" team with teen country singer , Rare Country Contributor 11:57pm, March 13
Blake Shelton scores another country singer on his “The Voice” team Performances Blake Shelton scores another country singer on his “The Voice” team , Rare Country Contributor 4:57am, March 13
Luke Bryan trash talks Blake Shelton News Luke Bryan trash talks Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 1:21pm, March 7
YouTube star Claire Ryann Crosby interviews coaches on “The Voice” News YouTube star Claire Ryann Crosby interviews coaches on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 6:01am, March 7
A singer impresses the coaches with “Blackbird” cover on “The Voice.” Performances A singer impresses the coaches with “Blackbird” cover on “The Voice.” , Rare Country Contributor 5:47am, March 7
Ukulele player Brett Hunt picks Team Blake Shelton on “The Voice” Performances Ukulele player Brett Hunt picks Team Blake Shelton on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 10:41am, March 6
Jazz singer Austin Giorgio joins Blake Shelton's team on "The Voice" Performances Jazz singer Austin Giorgio joins Blake Shelton's team on "The Voice" , Rare Country Contributor 10:20am, March 6
See Carly Pearce share her ACM nomination with plane full of strangers News See Carly Pearce share her ACM nomination with plane full of strangers , Rare Country Contributor 2:35pm, March 2
Blake Shelton releases dusty new video for "I Lived It" Videos Blake Shelton releases dusty new video for "I Lived It" , Rare Country Contributor 1:38pm, March 2
Soul singer Pryor Baird gets four chair turns on “The Voice” Performances Soul singer Pryor Baird gets four chair turns on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 4:28am, February 28
A young “The Voice” contestant stuns coaches with an Elvis Presley hit Performances A young “The Voice” contestant stuns coaches with an Elvis Presley hit , Rare Country Contributor 4:10am, February 28
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb nail "The Voice" audition, sort of People Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb nail "The Voice" audition, sort of , Rare Staff 3:01pm, February 27
A young “The Voice” singer shocks Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson Performances A young “The Voice” singer shocks Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson , Rare Country Contributor 10:49am, February 27
Blake Shelton plants a kiss on Brett Eldredge during their show Performances Blake Shelton plants a kiss on Brett Eldredge during their show , Rare Country Contributor 6:29pm, February 19
Gwen Stefani shows off her gorgeous gift from Blake Shelton News Gwen Stefani shows off her gorgeous gift from Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 11:45am, February 15
Blake Shelton delivers a dirty response to this question from a fan News Blake Shelton delivers a dirty response to this question from a fan , Rare Country Contributor 7:22pm, February 16
Blake Shelton just opened up about his new record and Miranda Lambert’s impact on it News Blake Shelton just opened up about his new record and Miranda Lambert’s impact on it , Rare Country Contributor 10:12pm, March 24
Country music fans are scratching their heads over this Blake Shelton shocker News Country music fans are scratching their heads over this Blake Shelton shocker , Senior Country Correspondent 12:30pm, August 31
Get a look inside Blake Shelton's family home in Oklahoma News Get a look inside Blake Shelton's family home in Oklahoma , Senior Country Correspondent 9:48am, March 7
Gwen Stefani joins Blake Shelton onstage during Oklahoma show Performances Gwen Stefani joins Blake Shelton onstage during Oklahoma show , Rare Country Contributor 10:11am, February 13
Blake Shelton makes a crazy confession about the girl behind “Honey Bee” News Blake Shelton makes a crazy confession about the girl behind “Honey Bee” , Rare Country Contributor 9:42am, September 30
These sexy male country stars over 40 will leave you weak in the knees News These sexy male country stars over 40 will leave you weak in the knees , Rare Country Contributor 12:05pm, August 2
A singer impresses the coaches with “Blackbird” cover on “The Voice.” Performances A singer impresses the coaches with “Blackbird” cover on “The Voice.” , Rare Country Contributor 5:47am, March 7
In a brand-new interview, Blake Shelton dwells on “the worst thing I could’ve done” News In a brand-new interview, Blake Shelton dwells on “the worst thing I could’ve done” , Senior Country Correspondent 11:28am, July 8
Watch rising star Carly Pearce slay this duet with Blake Shelton Performances Watch rising star Carly Pearce slay this duet with Blake Shelton , Rare Country Contributor 1:09pm, February 16
Blake Shelton fangirls Trace Adkins on tour Performances Blake Shelton fangirls Trace Adkins on tour , Rare Country Contributor 5:35pm, February 16
Watch Luke Bryan’s reaction when he’s hit by lingerie onstage News Watch Luke Bryan’s reaction when he’s hit by lingerie onstage , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, January 19
Blake Shelton completes his "The Voice" team with teen country singer Performances Blake Shelton completes his "The Voice" team with teen country singer , Rare Country Contributor 11:57pm, March 13
Report: Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani put rumored wedding plans on hold People Report: Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani put rumored wedding plans on hold , Rare Staff 12:15pm, February 21
Minds were blown when these "The Voice" standouts swapped verses on this classic News Minds were blown when these "The Voice" standouts swapped verses on this classic , Rare Country Contributor 12:46pm, December 6
Blake Shelton reveals his true feelings about Adam Levine during this special ceremony News Blake Shelton reveals his true feelings about Adam Levine during this special ceremony , Rare Country Contributor 7:17pm, February 11