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  • Friday, November 7, 2014Is Blake Shelton in the Later Part of His Career?This is why America loves Blake Shelton: He always says what's on his mind. Exactly what's on his mind. And he doesn't leave out the expletives. When Shelton came backstage after winning the male vocalist trophy at Wednesday...
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014Blake Shelton Earns Fifth CMA Male Vocalist AwardBlake Shelton was convinced his friend was going to win the male vocalist trophy at Wednesday night's (Nov. 5) CMA Awards in Nashville. But in accepting the honor, Shelton dedicated it to one of country music's biggest hitmakers...
  • Monday, November 3, 2014Blake Shelton: “Chew Tobacco, Spit” Speaks to Your...You know that line in Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here" that says, "Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit"? Well, he knows how meaningful that lyric can be. "You can't tell me that doesn't speak to your soul,"...
  • 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...
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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.”