Who is Blake Shelton?
Blake Tollison Shelton is a famous American country music singer and television personality. He made his debut in 2001 with the single “Austin”. The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album “Austin” spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The now Platinum-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries (“All Over Me” and “Ol’ Red”).
His second and third albums, 2003’s The Dreamer and 2004’s Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill are gold and platinum respectively. Whereas his fourth album Pure BS (2007) was re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael Buble’s pop hit “Home” as one of the bonus tracks. In November 2008, his fifth album, Startin’ Fires was released. And it was also followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight in 2010 and the albums Red River Blue in 2011.
Based on a True Story… in 2013, Bringing Back the Sunshine in 2014, If I’m Honest in 2016, Texoma Shore in 2017, and Fully Loaded: God’s Country in 2019. As of December 2020, he charted 40 singles, including 28 number ones, 17 of which were consecutive. The 11th No. 1 (“Doin’ What She Likes”) broke “the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the Country Airplay chart’s 24-year history”. He has received nine Grammy Award nominations throughout his career, including two for Best Country Album. Moreover, he has been a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville Star, and Clash of the Choirs, and a coach on NBC’s The Voice. He has been on The Voice since its inception, and, so far, in nine of twenty-two seasons (2–4, 7, 11, 13, 18, 20, 22), a member of his team has won.
How Old Is Blake Shelton?
He is 46 years old as of March 2023, having been born on June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma, U.S. Blake Shelton shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Trippie Redd, Takeoff, Josh Dun, Paul McCartney, and many more.
Blake Shelton Family
Who are Blake Shelton’s Parents?
He was born to Richard Shelton (Father, who died on January 17, 2012) and Dorothy Shelton (Mother). His father was a car salesman and his mother is a beauty salon owner.
Does Blake Shelton have Siblings?
He has two sisters. A sister by the name of Endy Shelton. And a brother by the name of Richie Shelton. However, his brother died on November 13, 1990, after he was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 24.
Blake Shelton Education
He received his education at Ada High School where he graduated at the age of 17. After graduating from high school, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue an acting career.
Blake Shelton’s Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Gwen Stefani (born on October 3, 1969) an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. They married on July 3, 2021, at a chapel on his property in Oklahoma. However, despite being married, he has been previously married twice. First, he was married to Kaynette Williams, they married on November 17, 2003, but divorced in 2006. Second, he was married to Miranda Lambert (born on November 10, 1983) an American country singer and guitarist, they married on May 14, 2011, in Boerne, Texas, but divorced in July 2015.
Blake Shelton Kids
Asa result of married Gwen Stefani, he is thus a father to her kids. Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.
Blake Shelton Music Career
A Career from 2001 to 2006
Some years later in Nashville, he signed with Giant Records. And in 2001 he was slated to release a song entitled “I Wanna Talk About Me” as a single. Instead, Giant released “Austin” as Blake’s debut single. Shortly after the song’s release, Giant Records was closed and thus Blake was transferred to parent company Warner Bros. Records. “Austin” became his first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts and spent five weeks at that position. Warner Bros. Records went on and released his self-titled debut album which was produced by songwriter Bobby Braddock.
Also, it produced the Top 20 hits “All Over Me” which Blake co-wrote with Earl Thomas Conley and Mike Pyle, and “Ol’ Red”. The album went on and received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 1 million copies. On February 4, 2003, his second album, The Dreamer was released on Warner Bros. Records. The Dreamer earned gold certification. The title of his third studio album, Barn & Grill was released in 2004. Its lead-off single, the Harley Allen co-write “When Somebody Knows You That Well” peaked at No. 37 on the country charts. As his first album, Barn & Grill was also certified platinum.
A Career from 2006 to 2011
In early 2007, he released his fourth studio album, Pure BS. In late 2007, he made appearances on television shows: first as a judge on the talent competition Nashville Star and later on Clash of the Choirs. Pure BS was re-released in 2008 with three bonus cover tracks, including a cover of Michael Buble’s hit single “Home”. “Home” was followed by the single “She Wouldn’ Be Gone” in August 2008. “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” is the lead-off single to his fifth studio album, Startin Fires.
The album also includes “Bare Skin Rud” a duet with Lambert. He went on and released a duet with Trace Adkins titled “Hillbilly Bone”. It was thus the lead single on his EP, Hillbilly Bone released on March 2, 2010, through Reprise Records Nashville. On September 28, 2010, he was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry, at the “County Comes Home” concert. This was to celebrate the reopening of the Grand Ole Opry House after the Cumberland River flooded the Opry House in May 2010. In 2011, he started working as a judge/coach on the NBC reality TV series The Voice.
A Career from 2011-2012
On July 12, 2011, he released the album Red River Blue, led by the single “Honey Bee”. In its first week, the song received 138,000 downloads and was certified gold in its seventh week. This thus set a record for the fastest gold certification by a male country singer. The album then debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with around 116,000 copies sold. On the semi-finals of the second season of The Voice on April 30, 2012, he performed “Over”. “Over” became his seventh consecutive No. 1 and his 12th No. 1 hit to date. He is a coach on the NBC show The Voice. In October 2012, he released his first Christmas album, Cheers, It’s Christmas which peaked at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on the Top Holiday Albums and Top Country Albums charts.
A Career from 2013 to 2014
Shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day 2013, he premiered a new single entitled “Sure Be Cool If You Did” which was released on January 8 on iTunes. The single reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay chart in 2013. On March 26, 2013, his eighth studio album, Based on a True Story was released. And it debuted at No. 1 on the country chart and No. 3 on the all-genre chart by selling a career-best nearly 200,000 copies. Because of his role as a coach on The Voice, he received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award in 2013 at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards.
A Career from 2014 to 2016
He announced in August 2014 that his ninth studio album, Bringing Back the Sunshine would be released on September 30, 2014. For his achievements in the music industry and for the generous work he has done for his home state, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Later, he called the recognition “unbelievable” and “an honor”. His second greatest hits album, Reloaded: 20#1 Hits was released on October 23, 2015.
A Career from 2016 to 2018
In May 2016, his tenth studio album, If I’m Honest was released. The album’s first single “Came Here to Forget” was released to country radio on March 8, 2016. In June 2016, he released “She’s Got a Way with Words” as the album’s third overall single and second promoted country single. Also, he voices the character of Eral, a pig. That same month, he celebrated the grand opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
In September 2016, he was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on “Forever Country”. A mash-up of “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “On the Road Again”, and “I Will Always Love You” celebrating 50 years of the CMA Awards. On September 11, 2017, he released “I’ll Name the Dogs” as the lead-off single from his 11th studio album. The album, Texoma Shore was released on November 3, 2017. And on January 29, 2018, the album’s second single, “I Lived It” was released on country radio.
A Career from 2019-Present
He went on and released a compilation album titled Fully Loaded: God’s Country in 2019. Todd Tilghman was announced in 2020 as the winner for the eighteenth season of The Voice, thus giving Blake his seventh victory in the series. In 2021, season 20, his finalist Cam Anthony was named the winner, securing Blake his eighth win as coach. On May 21, 2021, he released his 12th studio album-his first in over four years. He announced on September 7, 2022, his 18-date Back to the Honky Tonk Tour. Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean will join Blake as opening acts for the tour. On October 4, 2022, he sold the ownership of his commercially-released master recordings from 2001-2019 to Influence Media Partners.
A Career in Other Ventures
He is a partner, along with Ryman Hospitality Properties (the owners of the Grand Ole Opry), in a small chain of restaurants and entertainment complexes called Ole Red. A smaller location opened inside Nashville International Airport in 2022, and a location located on the Las Vegas Strip is planned for 2023 or 2024.
In October 2013, he donated $20,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, following a concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The donation was used to support the department’s outdoor education programs. He went on and donated $600,000 in September 2016 to the Jimmy Everest Centre, a University of Oklahoma College of Medicine hospital for children with blood cancer and blood disorders. At that same hospital, he created the Blake Shelton Cancer Research Program. In February 2018, he donated $50,000 to his hometown Tishomingo, Oklahoma. In April 2022, he donated $150,000 to the “Give from Home Day” fundraiser, a partnership between Oklahoma City ABC affiliate news station KOCO 5. And the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with the goal to help feed the hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
Blake Shelton Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 5 inches (1.96m) and has unknown weight.
Blake Shelton Salary and Nte Worth
From his music singing, he makes a decent salary. Thus his annual salary is projected to be $ 26 million. And has a net worth of $120 million.