Facts of Blake Shelton
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||43 years old|
|Family Name :||Shelton|
|Birth Country :||United States|
|Birth Sign :||Gemini|
|Height :||6 Feet 5 Inch|
|Birth Name||Blake Tollison Shelton|
|Birth Place/City||Ada, Oklahoma|
|Net Worth||50 million dollars|
|Weight in KG||96 kg|
|Married to||Miranda Lambert (m. 2011), Kaynette Williams (m. 2003)|
|Divorce||Kaynette Williams (m. 2006)|
Blake Tollison Shelton is a television personality and a country music singer best known for his single track "Austin" which was placed 1 on the 2001 County Billboard list. He was the recipient of 2010 Male Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards. He is the son of Dorothy, a beauty salon owner and Richard Shelton, a used car dealer. While attending Middle school, he began singing and playing guitar and wrote his first song at age 15 and by the age of 16, he had received a Denbo Diamond Award.
Early Life and Education
Blake Tollison Shelton popularly known as Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976. He was born in Ada, Oklahoma with his late older brother Richie Shelton. Blake’s mother, Dorothy Shelton was a beauty salon owner, and father Richard Shelton was a used car salesman. Shelton’s older brother died in a car accident on November 12, 1990.
Blake developed an interest in music from an early age. His uncle taught him to play guitar at the age of 12, and since then there is no stopping him. At the age of 17, after completing his high school, Shelton moved to Nashville to pursue music.
Blake developed a knack for music at an early age. By the time he was 15 he already wrote his first song. Shelton also received a Denbo Diamond Award in his home state at the age of 16. In 1997 he signed a contract with Sony Music with the help of Bobby Braddock.
In 2001, Blake landed a record deal with Giant Records and released his first ever single ‘Austin.' The single spent five weeks at no. 1 in Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. Giant Records closed down shortly after the release of the single. Blake then transferred to the parent company Warner Bros. Record. After the transfer, the label released his self-titled debut album. The album received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Only with one album, Blake had made a name for himself in the country music, and people recognized him and his talent.
Shelton’s second album released on February 4, 2003, which was called ‘The Dreamer.' The first single from the album ‘The Baby’ reached No. 1 on the country charts and held the position for three weeks. His third album Barn & Grill wasn’t as successful as his first two albums, but the singles of the album managed to reach top 20.
Shelton also appeared in the TV movie The Christmas Blessing, where he had a small role playing himself at the end of the film and sang ‘Nobody But Me.’ The film starred Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart, Angus T. Jones, and Rob Lowe.
His fourth album was titled Pure BS and was released in early 2007 and later re-released in 2008 with three bonus tracks including a cover of the song ‘Home.' Home eventually became his fourth no. 1. He released his fifth album Startin Fires and the lead single from the album ‘She wouldn’t be Gone’ became his fifth No. 1.
In 2011, Shelton was one of the coaches to singers in the NBC’s show The Voice. Since joining the show, he has been in all the season with his fellow coach Adam Levine. The duo shares a humorous dynamic with each other which the audience seems to enjoy very much.
Shelton released his album ‘Red River Blue’ in 2011, and the first single off the album ‘Honey Bee’ became the fastest song to be gold certified by a country male artist. The single went no. One on Hot Country songs becoming his ninth no.1 single. In October 2012, Blake released his first Christmas album ‘Cheers; it’sChistmas’ which peaked no. 1 and 2 in Top Holidays Albums and Top country albums charts
Shelton is one of the most successful country artists till date. He has received numerous appreciation and awards for his tremendous work and contribution to the country music. He has received nine Country Music Association Awards and Five Academy of Country Music Awards and CMT Award for Artist of the Year and seven CMT Music Awards, eight American Country Awards, three people choice Awards, two American Music Awards and one Billboard Awards. He also has managed to receive eight Grammy nominations throughout his career.
Shelton married his longtime girlfriend, Kaynetter Gern on November 17, 2003, but the marriage didn’t last very long and ended in 2006.
After the divorce, Shelton started dating fellow country artist Miranda Lambert. They met first in 2005 at the CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets Concert. Shelton proposed Lambert on May 9, 2010, after dating for four years and tied the knot on May 14, 2011. But the marriage ended in July 2015, and the couple went their separate way after being together for eight years.
Shelton was rumored to be dating his fellow coach of the voice, Gwen Stefani and the news was confirmed in November 2015.
In 2012, Shelton father died at the age of 71 in Oklahoma. Shelton and Miranda also wrote a song together for his late brother Richie who died when he was just 14 years old called ‘Over you’ which was named the CMA Song of the year of 2012.
Shelton is one of the most respected artists in the country music industry. In 2015, Forbes estimated Shelton's annual income at $28.5 million from his album and The Voice. His net worth is estimated to be $60 million.