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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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Country Stars Who Have Warred With the Westboro Baptist Church

A photo gallery of country artists who have been targeted by or spoken out against the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Blake Shelton, Westboro Baptist Church Trade Barbs on Twitter

Blake Shelton isn't about to let the Westboro Baptist Church tweet about him and not respond.

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Blake Shelton Loves ‘The Voice’ Paycheck, Isn’t Going Anywhere

NBC executives say they want to keep Blake Shelton on 'The Voice' for ... well, forever.

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Top 10 Country Beach Songs

The Boot takes inventory of the best tracks to blare as you're headed to, sitting on or just dreaming of the beach.

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15 Years Ago: Blake Shelton’s Debut Album Is Released

On July 31, 2001, Blake Shelton's self-titled freshman album was released on Giant Nashville.

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