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  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014Blake Shelton Shows Pharrell Williams Around The VoiceNo matter how sweet Blake Shelton seems, he is, at his very core, a competitive guy. I know that because I watch The Voice. But after seeing Shelton give one of the show's new judges a tour of the set, you can just hear...
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014Who Loves You, Country Music?Blake Shelton wins. If you were counting -- and I was -- he'd be the one in Us magazine's "My Country Star Crush" story with the most crushes. He has five women crushing on him, according to the magazine -- actresses Jessica...
  • Monday, August 4, 2014Blake Shelton Gets Ten Times Crazier at Madison Square GardenNEW YORK -- "I'm a country singer. How the hell did I end up playing at Madison Square Garden?" Blake Shelton asked during his Friday night (Aug. 1) show at the storied New York arena. "I am freaking out!" But despite this...
  • Friday, August 1, 2014Blake Shelton’s New Album Arrives Sept. 30If Blake Shelton insists we wake up and watch him on NBC's Today, it's only fair for him to deliver some big news. That's what he did Friday morning (Aug. 1) by announcing plans for his new album. Titled Bringing Back the...
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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.”