Blake Tollison Shelton born on June 18th, the year 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma is an American country music artist. In the year 2001, he made his introduction with the single Austin . Released as the lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, Austin which went on to spend 5 weeks at # One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. This song was the 1st single from his gold-certified debut album, which also made 2 more Top 20 hits. Though the album was introduced on Giant Records Nashville, Shelton was moved to Warner Brothers.
Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001. His 2nd and 3rd albums, in year 2003 The Dreamer which was his first for Warner Bros. proper and in the year 2004 Blake Shelton s Barn & Grill, was each certified gold as well. Shelton s fourth album named Pure BS, was made in the year 2007, and re-issued in the year 2008 with a cover of Michael Bubl s pop hit Home among the bonus tracks. This cover was also that album s 3rd single. A 5th album, Startin Fires, was introduced in Nov., the year 2008. On the whole Shelton has charted 17 singles on the country charts, including 6 Number One hits: Austin (in the year 2001), The Baby (in year 2003), Some Beach (the year 2004-2005), Home (in year 2008), She Wouldn t Be Gone in 2009 and Hillbilly Bone in 2010 which is a duet with Trace Adkins.