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  • Thursday, October 16, 2014Kelly Clarkson: Aunt Miranda, Uncle Blake 4 the Win!Technically, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are no relation to Kelly Clarkson. But for the sake of her tweet, I get what she's trying to do. And I'm cool with it. "Aunt @mirandalambert & Uncle @blakeshelton 4 the...
  • Saturday, October 11, 2014Blake Shelton Tops Album List With Bringing Back the SunshineWho knew it was prophetic when they decided to call Blake Shelton's new album Bringing Back the Sunshine? This week, the project did just that, debuting at the summit of both Billboard's country albums chart and its Billboard...
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014Blake Shelton Shares His Most Important Marriage SecretI'm sure you heard about Blake Shelton's recent angry tweet. He has tweeted something like 17,000 times, but this one from Friday (Oct. 3) really stood out. Mostly because he sounded mad. And Shelton is a lot of things,...
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014Blake Shelton’s #TBT to 2004Ten years ago, Blake Shelton released his third album, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill. And in an interview with CMT's Cody Alan, Shelton admits his brand new project, Bringing Back the Sunshine, feels a lot like the 2004...
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Blake Shelton Biography

Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976, in Ada, Okla. He wrote songs as a teenager and honed his performing style as he played honky-tonk bars and became a regular on a local country music show.

At 17, Shelton met songwriter Mae Boren Axton (“Heartbreak Hotel”). She had returned to her Oklahoma roots for a tribute show honoring her in Ada. Shelton was part of the entertainment lineup and Axton told him to move to Nashville if he wanted a successful country music singing career. Two weeks out of high school in 1994, he packed his guitar and headed there.

In 1997, he was co-writing with a friend who tipped off songwriter/producer Bobby Braddock, who co-wrote the standards “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Time Marches On,” among others. Braddock ultimately served as the producer for Shelton’s self-titled debut on Warner Bros. Nashville. His debut single, “Austin,” stayed at No. 1 on Billboard’s singles chart for five weeks, tying Billy Ray Cyrus’ record for a debut single. Shelton also reached No. 1 for three weeks with “The Baby” in 2003. He spent most of the year on the road with Toby Keith and married his high school sweetheart. They divorced in 2006.

In 2004, he released the studio album Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, which included the hits “Some Beach,” “Goodbye Time” and “Nobody But Me.”