Biography of Blake Shelton, Facts, Real Name, Age, Net-worth, Awards, Family, Relationships

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Blake Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality. He rose into prominence when he released his debut single “Austin” in 2001.

Blake Tollison Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma, to Dorothy Ann and Richard Lee “Dick” Shelton.

He started singing at an early age and by the age of 12, he learned how to play guitar from his uncle, wrote his first song at the age of 15 winning his first award at the age of 16.

Shelton graduated from high school at the age of 17 before moving to Nashville, Tennessee to start his music career.

Shelton has won 10 Country Music Association Awards, six Academy of Country Music Awards, one CMT Artist of the Year award, and 10 CMT Music Awards.

He has also received eight American Country Awards, seven People’s Choice Awards, three American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one iHeartRadio Music Award, among others.

Shelton has won 27 BMI awards and 27 ASCAP awards. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010, for his many accomplishments in country music, and into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014, attaining the highest honor one can receive from the state.

Full Name: Blake Tollison Shelton

Date of Birth: June 18, 1976

Place of Birth: Ada, Oklahoma, U.S.

Age: 45

Nationality: American

Genre: Country

Occupation: Singer Television Personality

Record label: Giant Warner Music Nashville, Reprise Nashville, Ten Point

Instruments: Guitar

Net-worth: $100 Million

Personal Life:

He married his long time girlfriend Kaynette Gern in 2003. They divorced in 2006.

Shelton met singer Miranda Lambert in 2006 and they got married in 2011 after dating for four years, they announced their divorce in 2015.

Shelton is currently dating his colleague from The Voice, No Doubt vocalist Gwen Stefani, they got married in 2021.

Shelton donated $600,000 to the Jimmy Everest Center, a University of Oklahoma College of Medicine hospital for children with blood cancer and blood disorders.

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 in 2020.

Career:

Giant released “Austin” as Shelton’s debut single. Shortly after that song was released, Giant Records was closed, and Shelton was transferred to parent company Warner Bros. Records. “Austin” became Shelton’s first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts and spent five weeks at that position.

Warner released Shelton’s self-titled debut album, which was produced by songwriter Bobby Braddock. It also produced the Top 20 hits “All Over Me”, which Shelton co-wrote with Earl Thomas Conley and Mike Pyle, and “Ol’ Red”.

Shelton’s second album, The Dreamer, was first released on February 4, 2003, on Warner Bros. Records. Its lead-off single, “The Baby”, reached No. 1 on the country charts, holding that position for three weeks.

Blake Shelton released the album Red River Blue in 2011, led by the single, “Honey Bee”. The song received 138,000 downloads in its first week and was certified gold in its seventh week, setting a record for the fastest gold certification by a male country singer.

“Honey Bee” went to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming his ninth No. 1 and his fastest-climbing. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with around 116,000 copies sold. “God Gave Me You”, a cover of a Dave Barnes song, was the album’s second single; it also reached No. 1. “Drink on It”, the fifth song on the album, hit No. 1 in April 2012, giving him his 11th No. 1 song.

Shelton was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on “Forever Country”, a mash-up track of “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “On the Road Again”, and “I Will Always Love You” celebrating 50 years of the CMA Awards.

The single debuted at number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. In season eleven of The Voice, Sundance Head was crowned the winner, giving Shelton his fifth victory on the show.

In 2019, Shelton released a compilation album titled Fully Loaded: God’s Country. The album was preceded by the single “God’s Country”, which peaked at number one on Hot Country Songs in mid-2019.

He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010 for his many accomplishments in country music, and into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014, attaining the highest honor one can receive from the state.

Shelton was awarded the prestigious Gene Weed Special Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music for his unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music and television.

Shelton has garnered nine Grammy nominations throughout his career, including nominations for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Music Film.

Shelton became the first country artist to be named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, and is the second musician to receive the honor (the first being fellow The Voice coach Adam Levine.

Billboard released their list of “Greatest of All Time Country Artists” and recognized Shelton on the chart, ranking him at No. 50.

Shelton also charted on Billboard’s list of “Greatest of All Time Country Albums” and “Greatest of All Time Country Songs” with Based on a True Story… taking the position of No. 51 on the chart and “God Gave Me You” ranking at No. 80 on the chart, respectively.

Songs:

Studio albums


Blake Shelton (2001)
The Dreamer (2003)
Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill (2004)
Pure BS (2007)
Startin’ Fires (2008)
Red River Blue (2011)
Cheers, It’s Christmas (2012)[130]
Based on a True Story… (2013)
Bringing Back the Sunshine (2014)
If I’m Honest (2016)
Texoma Shore (2017)
Body Language (2021)

Films:

The Christmas Blessing

Hitman: David Foster & Friends

I’ll Be Me

The Ridiculous 6

Pitch Perfect 2

American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry

Awards:

Male Vocalist of the Year

Gene Weed Special Achievement Award

Video of the Year

Single of the Year

Music Video of the Year “Hillbilly Bone” (with Trace Adkins)

Music Video of the Year

Music Video by a Male Artist

Music Video by a Male Artist “Sure Be Cool If You Did”

Favorite Album – Country Fully Loaded: God’s Country

Award-winning Song “Austin”

Song of the Year “All Over Me”

Most Performed Songs