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Add Ada, Okla., native Blake Shelton to the long list of country talent harvested from the Sooner state.
In 1994, Shelton headed to Nashville where he was able to get several songs published with Naomi Martin Music, Warner/Chappell Music, and Jerry Crutchfield Music. He released his self-titled debut in 2001 along with the singles "Austin" and "Ol' Red."
His star power was on the rise, and Shelton wasted no time recording a sophomore album. The Dreamer appeared in February 2003, hot on the heels of the Top 10 single "The Baby." The follow-up, Black Shelton's Barn & Grill arrived in 2004, bringing with it the hits "Some Beach" and "Goodbye Time." In 2007 he released the cleverly titled Pure BS, which included "The More I Drink." In 2008, a re-release of Pure BS included the chart-topping cover of Michael Bublé's, "Home," followed by the November release of Startin' Fires which offered "She Wouldn't Be Gone" and "I'll Just Hold On."
The New York Times said Shelton is one of the “most versatile of contemporary country singers.” The country star continues to prove to be one of the industry’s hottest vocalists as he marks a successful year with career highlights that include the release of his two SIX PAK albums – HILLBILLY BONE and his most recent release, ALL ABOUT TONIGHT, four CMA award nominations – including one for Male Vocalist of the Year, an ACM and CMT award win, and two No. 1 hits with his albums’ title-tracks.
Shelton is the only solo male country artist-- one of three artists overall-- to log more than one chart-topper so far this year on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. ALL ABOUT TONIGHT debuted at No. 1 on the SoundScan Top Country Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, making it Shelton’s highest charting record-to-date. He has had seven No. 1 hits which include his back-to-back multi-week No. 1 singles “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” and “Home,” his five-week No. 1 debut single, “Austin,” and two additional multi-week No. 1 hits with “The Baby” and “Some Beach.” In 2011, Blake married Miranda Lambert, won CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for the second year in a row, and released Red River Blue.
Red River Blue