Blake Shelton – Sangria (Official Music Video)
Born in Ada, Oklahoma, on June 18, 1976, Blake Shelton moved to Nashville when he was 17 to become a country music songwriter, and by 2001, he was a star in his own right with the No. 1 hit “Austin.” Success followed Shelton for the next several years, right onto the coaching/judging panel of TV’s The Voice in 2011. In 2013, Shelton released his eighth studio album, Based on a True Story…, and entered his fourth season as a coach on The Voice.
Blake Tollison Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma, on June 18, 1976. By the age of 16, Shelton toured the bar circuit, garnering statewide attention and winning the Denbo Diamond Award, the top award for young entertainers in Oklahoma. Two weeks after graduating from high school, in 1994, he moved to Nashville to launch a songwriting career.
Topping the Country Charts
Personal Life and Continued Success
Shelton married Kaynette Williams in 2003, but their union didn’t last long. The pair divorced in 2006. In 2011, Shelton set both personal and professional milestones. He married longtime girlfriend and country music star Miranda Lambert, became a judge on the TV singing competition The Voice and debuted his new album, Red River Blue, which became his first Billboard 200 No. 1 album, debuting in the top spot. The album also spawned three No. 1 singles, “Honey Bee,” “God Gave Me You” and “Drink on It.”
In 2012, Shelton and Miranda performed together at the Super Bowl XLVI. In the weeks following the performance, Shelton signed on for season 3 of The Voice. He also released a holiday album, Cheers, it’s Christmas, in October 2012.
In 2013, Shelton released his eighth studio album, Based on a True Story…, and entered his fourth season as a judge/coach on the hit reality television series The Voice. He appeared alongside Adam Levine, Shakira and Usher on the show. (Shakira and Usher replaced former judges/coaches of the series Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green in 2013.) For third time on the show, Shelton coached the winning contestant. Teenaged Texan Danielle Bradbery took the top honors for the fourth season of The Voice.
That November, Shelton picked up two important CMA honors. The Country Music Association named him male vocalist of the year and gave Based on a True Story… the award for album of the year.
Shelton quickly followed up Based on a True Story… with Bringing Back the Sunshine (2014), which proved to be a hit with country music fans. The album, which features “Neon Light,” reached the top of both the country and pop charts. He also picked up another CMA Award for male vocalist of the year in 2014.
In July 2015, Shelton and Lambert announced they were getting divorced after four years of marriage. “This is not the future we envisioned,” the couple said in a statement. “And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
Blake Shelton – Came Here To Forget (Official Music Video)