Oklahoma native Blake Shelton moved to Nashville in 1994, two weeks after his high school graduation, to launch a songwriting vocation that would finally make him one of the leading males in up to date country melodies. Back home, he'd obtained statewide attention by exploring the bar circuit and being triumphant the Denbo precious gem accolade, the peak award for young Oklahoma entertainers. In Nashville, Shelton was adept to maintain that momentum by selling pieces of music to some announcing houses, encompassing Naomi Martin Music, Warner/Chappell melodies, and Jerry Crutchfield Music. He furthermore set down a solo agreement with monster notes. Favoring a traditional style of country melodies that encompassed sentimental ballads as well as blue-collar rock pieces of music, he made a splash in 2001 with the chart-topping lone "Austin," which expended five weeks at number one. "All Over Me" and "Ol' Red" followed in 2002, impelling Shelton's accompanying debut album -- the self-titled Blake Shelton, issued by Warner Bros. after the dissolution of Giant Records -- to gold rank.
With Shelton's pieces of music still enjoying airtime on country radio, he returned to the studio to work on a second album. The Dreamer emerged in February 2003, hot on the heels of another number one lone titled "The Baby." A third album, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, was issued in 2004, along with an accompanying DVD boasting some of his music videos. Three years subsequent, Shelton tallied his fourth consecutive gold album with Pure BS, which boasted a visitor appearance by girlfriend (and young person homeland vocalist) Miranda Lambert.
Lambert and Shelton captivated more and more media vigilance as their relationship progressed. Lambert made another appearance on his next album, 2008's Startin' blazes, and sang about their relationship on her own release, Revolution. Shelton finally proposed in 2010, handing out a two of well-received EPs -- Hillbilly skeletal part and All About Tonight -- that identical year. The EPs yielded three number one hits, followed in 2011 by another chart-topper, "Honey Bee," which doubled as the lead lone from his sixth album, Red River Blue. Shelton wed Lambert that jump, several weeks after joining the judging panel of NBC's prime-time vocalising competition The Voice.
The Voice was a shatter strike, increasing Shelton's profile and assisting the sales of Red River azure. Two times of the year of the competition reached in 2012 and that year, Shelton furthermore released Cheers It's Christmas, a seasonal album encompassing duets with Reba McEntire, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, and Lambert, as well as her band Pistol Annies.
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