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' in 2011.
Gwen Stefani: 'The Voice' Is 'So Different' Without Blake Shelton
"I miss him so bad on the show," Stefani admits, but says there was a silver lining to Shelton's departure.
Gwen Stefani Crashes Blake Shelton's Set at Coastal Country Jam
Shelton handed over the mic to his pop superstar wife, who surprised the crowd with a performance of 'Don't Speak.'
Blake Shelton 'Heartbroken' Over Jimmy Buffett's Death
The two stars had a little-known connection.
18 County Artists Who Have Their Own Bars and Restaurants
Good food, good drinks, good eatin'.
Gwen Stefani + Blake Shelton Cover The Judds’ ‘Love Is Alive'
Their performance draws on their life together.
Old Dominion's Next Album Has Blake Shelton, Megan Moroney Duets
The band just dropped the track list for their 18-song 'Memory Lane' project, which comes out this fall.
Blake Shelton Is Teasing a Free Show, With Some Surprises
It's anybody's guess what Shelton has planned for this special show, but some fans have guesses.
Country Music Memories: Blake Shelton Releases His Debut Album
On July 31, 2001, Shelton's self-titled debut album was released.