DOB: June 18, 1976
Background: Shelton is an Oklahoma native. He began singing early and learned how to play guitar by age twelve. When he was seventeen, he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. He signed with Giant Records in 1998.
Discography: Shortly after releasing "Austin" as Shelton's first single, Giant Records dissolved and the singer transitioned to Warner Bros. Records, at which point "Austin" became a number-one hit. His 2001 self-titled debut album was certified gold by the RIAA. Followup albums "The Dreamer" (2003) and "Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill" (2004) also went gold. In 2007, he released "Pure BS" and became a judge on the country music competition "Nashville Star." "Startin' Fires" followed in 2008. He released a pair of EPs in 2010 -- "Hillbilly Bone" and "All About Tonight" -- and then the album "Red River Blue" in 2011. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010 and currently serves as a coach on the NBC singing competition "The Voice."
ACM Awards: Win - Vocal Event of the Year ("Hillbilly Bone," 2010)
CMA Awards - Wins - Male Vocalist of the Year (2010); Vocal Event of the Year ("Hillbilly Bone," 2010)
CMT Awards: Wins - Male Video ("Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," 2011); Web Video ("Kiss My Country Ass," 2011)
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