Today is the birthday of country superstar Blake Shelton! He turns 44. I can remember when I heard him for the first time. In 2001, his single “Austin” hit the country airwaves. I enjoyed it..and his mullet was fabulous!
I honestly didn’t think he would become the superstar that he is today. He seemed to have a steady climb in his popularity. He has charted 40 singles on the Billboard charts, 27 number ones, and has had 8 Grammy nominations. And a very famous ex-wife you might know. Miranda Lambert.
He has been a judge on Nashville Star, The Voice, and also is a business owner. Shelton owns a franchise of restaurants and entertainment complexes called Ole Red.
His mantel is also quite full. Shelton has been the recipient of 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, one CMT Artist of the Year award, and nine CMT Music Awards. He has also received eight American Country Awards,five People’s Choice Awards, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one iHeartRadio Music Awards, among others. Shelton has won 27 BMI awards and 27 ASCAP awards. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010.
So wish Blake a happy birthday today! Do you have a favorite song from his library? Share it!
~ Tim Thomas