Contact Us
Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton was born and raised in Ada, Okla., the youngest of three children. His parents, Richard and Dorothy Shelton, divorced when he was nine, and when Shelton was 14, his older brother Richie was killed in a car accident. Shelton moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music just after graduating high school in the early ’90s, but he didn’t release his first single, “Austin,” until 2001; it soared to the top of the charts. In 2015, Shelton earned his 16th consecutive No. 1 single with “Gonna,” making him the artist with the most consecutive No. 1 songs on the Billboard and Mediabase country charts since the beginning of monitored airplay. The singer became a coach on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ since 2011.

country stars voting in 2016 presidential election
Ian Gavan / Rick Diamond (2), Getty Images
[

Country Stars Sound Off About the 2016 Presidential Election

As November nears, a number of country singers have been making their thoughts on the presidential election known.

Read More

Blake Shelton Jimmy Everest Center donation
Courtesy of Warner Music Nashville
[

Blake Shelton Donates $600,000 to Oklahoma City Children’s Hospital

Blake Shelton presented a check for $600,000 to the Jimmy Everest Center following his concert in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Read More

Category: Country News Tags:
celebrity yearbook photos
Getty Images
[

The Best Country Star Yearbook Photos

A photo gallery of country stars' yearbook pictures.

Read More

country stars pre fame jobs
Grant Lamos IV / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
[

What Jobs Did Country Stars Have Before They Got Famous?

Country stars live glamorous lives, but it hasn't always been glitz and glory for your favorite artists.

Read More

country stars who have gotten divorced
Ron Galella Ltd., Ron Galella Collection / Charley Gallay / Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
[

12 Surprising and Sad Country Star Splits

At least one of these separations has a happy ending!

Read More

Glen Campbell ACM Honors tribute 2016
Ed Rode, Getty Images
[

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and More to Honor Glen Campbell at 2016 ACM Honors

A number of country stars have been booked for a Glen Campbell tribute at the 2016 ACM Honors.

Read More

Blake Shelton Crash My Playa 2017
Cooper Neill, Getty Images
[

Blake Shelton Joins Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa 2017 Lineup

Blake Shelton has just announced that he will be one of the headliners at the third annual Crash My Playa event, hosted by Luke Bryan.

Read More

Blake Shelton racist homophobic deleted tweets
Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
[

Blake Shelton Responds to Firestorm Over Old Tweets: ‘I Have No Tolerance for Hate’

Blake Shelton has released a statement after Twitter users dug up a string of insensitive tweets from between 2009 and 2011.

Read More

Category: Country News Tags:
Blake Shelton Austin No 1
Vince Bucci, Getty Images
[

15 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘Austin’

On Aug. 11, 2001, Blake Shelton scored his first No. 1 hit with his debut single, "Austin."

Read More

Madden NFL 17 soundtrack
Rick Diamond / Dimitrios Kambouris / Larry Busacca, Getty Images
[

Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Blake Shelton Featured on ‘Madden NFL ’17’ Soundtrack

A handful of country acts are among the artists featured on the 'Madden NFL '17' soundtrack.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboot.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boot quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!