Born in Ada, Oklahoma, Blake Shelton grew up singing country music and he learned how to play guitar by the age of 12. Blake made the move from Ada to Nashville shortly after graduating high school. His debut in country music came in 2001 with the release of “Austin,” the lead single from his self-titled debut album. With a few hits along the way, it wasn’t until 2008 that Blake began scoring consecutive No. 1 hits, including the Michael Bublé cover “Home,”“Hillbilly Bone,” and “Who Are you When I’m Not Looking.” His star power doubled when he married Miranda Lambert in 2011, later divorcing in 2015. Also in 2011, Blake’s career crossed over to superstar status when he became a coach on “The Voice,” making him a household name.
Full Name: Blake Tollison Shelton
Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Top Selling Songs: “Boys ‘Round Here,” “Honey Bee,” “God Gave Me You”
If you’re headed to Nashville for CMAfest, you’lll get to experience Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Restaurant. The downtown location will have it’s grand opening June 6-10 during country music’s biggest festival, CMAFest.