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Country music star Blake Shelton learned to play the guitar as a young boy and took that talent to Nashville at age 17. He worked in and around the music industry, before eventually landing a record deal in 2001.

Shelton released his first single 'Austin' that same year. It went to the top spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (formerly known as Hot Country Singles & Tracks).

He released his self-titled debut that year as well, beginning a steady output of LPs that have accumulated to make him one of the most successful male country artists of his time. They include 2003's The Dreamer, 2004's Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, 2007's Pure BS, 2008's Startin' Fires, 2011's Red River Blue, 2013's Based on a True Story and 2014's Bringing Back the Sunshine.

In between those albums, Shelton also released the 2012 Christmas album Cheers, It's Christmas.

With 2016's If I'm Honest, 2017's Texoma Shore and 2021's Body Language, Shelton accrued 17 consecutive number one country singles.

Thanks to his impressive catalogue, Shelton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010. The honor followed a serious number of industry accolades, including CMA, ACM and CMT Awards. Shelton won Male Vocalist of the Year at the CMAs five consecutive years, between 2010 and 2014.

Since 2011, Shelton has served as a coach on NBC's The Voice. Thanks to his presence on the musical competition series as well as his music, Shelton made the cover of People's Sexiest Man Alive issue in 2017. He became the first country music artist to achieve that title.

  • Full name: Blake Tollison Shelton
  • Born: June 18, 1976
  • Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma
  • Genre: Country
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