Blake Shelton Bio, Wiki
Blake Shelton is an American television personality and a country music singer. He is also working as a coach on the NBC show The Voice. Shelton made his debut with the single Austin in 2001 from his self-titled debut album. The song, Austin, spent 5 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Blake has charted 40 singles as of 2020 including 28 number ones, 17 of which were consecutive. He has also been known for his role as a coach on NBC’s The Voice as well as a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville Star and Clash of the Choirs.
Blake Shelton Age
Shelton is 46 years old and he was born on June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma, United States. Moreover, He started his singing career at an early age. By the age of 12, Shelton was taught how to play the guitar by his uncle. Amazingly, he had written his first song by age 15. While at 16 years old, he won a Denbo Diamond Award in his home state, Oklahoma.
Blake Shelton Family
Shelton was born Blake Tollison Shelton to her caring parents and raised in Ada, Oklahoma. His father is, Richard Shelton, a used car salesman while her mother is Dorothy and who is a beauty salon owner. Shelton had an old brother, Richie Shelton. However, his brother was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 24 on November 13, 1990.
Blake Shelton Education
He graduated from high school-aged 17 years old. After graduation, Shelton moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a singing career. While there, Blake got a job at a music publishing company. In 1997, Shelton was helped by Bobby Braddock to obtain a production contract with Sony Music.
Blake Shelton On The Voice
Shelton began working as a judge and a coach on the NBC reality television series The Voice in 2011. Notably, in his eight of twenty seasons (2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 13, 18, 20), a member of his team has won. In season one on The Voice, his finalist Dia Frampton came in second.
Additionally, his finalist Jermaine Paul won in the second season of the show. Season three was won by, Cassadee Pope, Shelton’s team member. Shelton performed “Over” on April 30, 2012, in the semi-finals of the second season of the show.
At the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013, Shelton won the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for his role as a coach on The Voice. Moreover, he became the winning coach for the third consecutive time on season four of The Voice. His team member Danielle Bradbery won the season while The Swon Brothers in won third place.
Craig Wayne Boyd, a member of Shelton, was crowned the winner in season seven of The Voice. Moreover, in season 11, Shelton won his fifth victory on the show when Sundance Head was crowned the winner. The 13th season of The Voice show was won by Chloe Kohanski and the 18th season was won by Todd Tilghman.
Blake Shelton Songs, New Song
Shelton began singing in 2001. While in Nashville, Shelton signed to Giant Records and was slated to release a song entitled “I Wanna Talk About Me” as a single. However, the staff at Giant Records considered the song unsuitable for a lead-off single. Toby Keith eventually recorded the song and its version was a number 1 single.
Shelton shared his brand-new single in 2021 on Friday, October 1. Moreover, the song is titled “Come Back As A County Boy” and he is paying tribute to hardworking country people. The new single, “Come Back As A Country Boy“, he co-wrote with Michael HARDY, Josh Thompson, and Jordan Schmidt.
Blake Shelton Austin
The Giant records released “Austin” as Shelton’s debut single in 2001. However, after that song was released, Giant Records was closed and Shelton and to work with Warner Bros. Therefore, Blake was transferred to the parent company Warner Bros. Records. The track, Austin, became his first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. The song spent 5 weeks in that position.
Blake Shelton Ol Red
He released a self-titled debut album through Warner. The album was produced by songwriter Bobby Braddock and it produced two more top 20 entries (“All Over Me” and “Ol’ Red”). Shelton co-wrote the “All Over Me” song along with Earl Thomas Conley and Mike Pyle.
Even though his rendition of “Ol’ Red” was not a major radio hit, Shelton considers it his signature song. Moreover, the song has become popular in concert. Notably, the album won a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 1,000,000 copies.
Blake Shelton Nobody But You, in Concert
His second album The Dreamer was released on Warner Bros. Records, on February 4, 2003. The album’s lead-off single, “The Baby”, reached number 0ne on the country charts where it did hold that position for 3 weeks. Impressively, The Dreamer album also earned gold certification.
Along with Andy Griggs and Montgomery Gentry, Shelton sang guest vocals on Tracy Byrd’s mid-2003 single “The Truth About Men”.
He released his third album titled, Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, in 2004. Its lead-off single, “When Somebody Knows You That Well” which he co-wrote with Harley Allen peaked at Number 37 on the country charts. Its follow-up song “Some Beach” became his 3rd Number one hit holding that position for 4 weeks. The cover of Conway Twitty’s 1988 single “Goodbye Time” followed the suit.
Incredibly, both this cover and its follow-up, “Nobody but Me”, reached the Top 10 for Shelton as well. Moreover, Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill was certified platinum.
Several of his song, including “Nobody but Me”, appeared in the TV movie The Christmas Blessing on December 18, 2005. The movie stars Neil Patrick, Rob Lowe, Harris, Angus T. Jones, and Rebecca Gayheart. He also had a small role to play at the end of the movie. Moreover, Shelton played himself at a benefit concert, singing “Nobody but Me”.
Blake Shelton Home
In early 2007, Shelton released his fourth studio album, Pure BS. The album was produced by Bobby Braddock Brent Rowan, and Paul Worley, unlike his first three albums which were produced entirely by Bobby. Its first two singles(“Don’t Make Me” and “The More I Drink”) were both Top 20 hits on the country charts. The single, “Don’t Make Me” reached number 12 while the song “The More I Drink” reached number 19.
In 2008, the album, Pure BS, was re-released with three bonus tracks, including a cover of Michael Bublé’s hit single “Home”. The cover was released in early 2008 as the album’s 3rd single. Moreover, it became his fourth number one hit in July 2008.
The truck song “Home” was followed by the single “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” in August 2008. The song was Shelton’s 14th chart entry and his fifth number-one hit. Impressively, this was the first time in his career that he had two consecutive number ones.
Shelton released his 5th album, Startin’ Fires, in Novermber 2008. The album has also produced the single Bare Skin Rug, a duet with Lambert and I’ll Just Hold On. It was produced by Scott Hendricks, except, “I Don’t Care”, a track carried over from Pure BS was produced by Braddock as well as another single that was produced by Brent Rowan.
Blake Shelton Honey Bee, God Gave Me You
On July 12, 2011, Shelton released the album Red River Blue. The album-led track, “Honey Bee” song received 138,000 downloads in its first week and was certified gold in its seventh week. Amazingly, the track set a record for the fastest gold certification by a male country singer.
Additionally, the song went to number 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart in its tenth chart week on June 13, 2011. The track became his 9th number 1 and his fastest climbing.
Moreover, The Red River Blue album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with around 116,000 copies sold. A cover of a Dave Barnes song, “God Gave Me You”, was the album’s second single and it also reached number one.
On Novermber 10, 2010, Blake appeared at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards and won Male Vocalist of the Year. At the event, Shelton Performed “All About Tonight”. His fifth album was followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight in 2010, the Red River Blue in 2011, Based on a True Story in 2013, and 2014 Bringing Back the Sunshine. Moreover, other songs were, If I’m Honest in 2016, Texoma Shore in 2017, as well as Fully Loaded: God’s Country in 2019.
Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani
Shelton and Gwen Stefan collaborated on their song “Nobody but You”. The song was released in a compilation album titled Fully Loaded: God’s Country in 2019. The couple are married since July 2021 and their collaborative song, “Nobody but You”, won for best collaborative video at the 2020 CMT Music Awards.
Blake Shelton Height
Shelton appears to be quite tall and stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.78 m).
Blake Shelton Wife
Shelton is happily married to her dear wife Gwen Stefani. His wife, Gwen Renee Stefani, is a singer, songwriter as well as co-founder, and lead vocalist of the band No Doubt. It was announced in 2015 that the pair had started dating. Blake and Stefani announced their engagement on October 27, 2020. Finally, the pair tied the knot on July 3, 2021, at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch.
Blake Shelton First Wife
Shelton’s first wife is Kaynette Gern. The duo married on November 17, 2003, and later divorced in 2006. After the divorce, He married singer Miranda Lambert on May 14, 2011, in Boerne, Texas. Shelton first met Lambert in 2005 at the CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets Concert.
Shelton and Lambert got engaged on May 9, 2010, after dating for four years before marrying in 2011. However, the couple divorced and the pair announced their divorce in July 2015 the divorce was finalized later that same day
Blake Shelton Kids, Daughter
Shelton has 3 steps sons, Zuma Nesta Rock, Apollo Bowie Flynn, and Kingston, from Stefani’s previous marriage with Gavin Rossdale. The 3 sons were born in May 2006, August 2008, and February 2014. However, the couple currently doesn’t have a daughter but they are hoping to expand their family to have a daughter. We are reviewing how the pair is faring and we will update you once they have revealed when they expect a daughter.
Blake Shelton Salary, Net Worth
Shelton is a super county musician and in 2015, Forbes had estimated Shelton’s annual income to be $28.5 million. Moreover, Shelton has an estimated net worth of $ 100 million as of 2021 which has been mainly amassed through his career in the music industry.
How Old Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton is currently 46 years old. He was born on June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma, United States. His musical journey began at a young age when, at 12 years old, his uncle taught him how to play the guitar.