Blake Shelton became one of country music's hottest male stars through hits like "Some Beach," hosting duties at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and exposure on TV as a coach on the hit reality show The Voice.
Blake Tollison Shelton (that's his full name) was born on June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma.
Rise to Fame:
Blake Shelton's early years are studded with big breaks and near misses. Explore them with our biography of the country singer.
Shelton joined The Voice in 2011, joining fellows coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Cee Lo Green. He became one of the most successful coaches on the show, with two of his charges -- Jermaine Paul and Cassadee Pope -- going on to earn first place on the program.
Read notable facts about each of Blake Shelton's albums, from his self-titled debut to his upcoming 2013 release.
- Blake Shelton (2001)
- The Dreamer (2003)
- Blake Shelton's Bar & Grill (2004)
- Pure BS (2007)
- Startin' Fires (2007)
- Hillbilly Bone (2010, EP)
- All About Tonight (2010)
- Red River Blue (2011)
- Cheers, It's Christmas (2012)
- Based on a True Story (2013)
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert:
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert met at CMT's 100 Greatest Duets Concert, where they performed "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma." Shelton was instantly smitten. Unfortunately, he was married at the time.
"I've never had that kind of experience with anybody," Blake said in a 2011 interview. "I was a married guy, you know? Standing up there and singing with somebody and going, 'Man, this shouldn't be happening.' Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage."
Shelton divorced Kaynette Gern in 2006; he married Lambert in 2011 after the country stars had dated for several years.
Number One Songs:
The following Blake Shelton songs have charted at #1 on the Billboard's country singles chart:
- "Austin" (2001)
- "The Baby" (2002)
- "Some Beach" (2004)
- "Home" (2008)
- "She Wouldn't Be Gone" (2008)
- "Hillbilly Bone" (with Trace Adkins) (2009)
- "All About Tonight" (2010)
- "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" (2010)
- "Honey Bee" (2011)
- "God Gave Me You" (2011)
- "Drink on It" (2012)
- "Over" (2012)
- "Sure Be Cool If You Did" (2013)
How to Play Blake Shelton Songs:
Learn how to play songs like "Austin," "God Gave Me You," and "The Baby" using the following sites.