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Blake Tollison Shelton

(1976-06-18) June 18, 1976 (age 47)
  • Singer
  • television personality
Years active 2001–present
Kaynette Gern
(m. 2003; div. 2006)
(m. 2011; div. 2015)
(m. 2021)
Musical career
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Instruments Vocals, guitar

Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin" from his first album, Blake Shelton. "Austin" spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The now Platinum-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries ("All Over Me" and "Ol' Red").

His second and third albums, 2003's The Dreamer and 2004's Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, are gold and platinum, respectively. His fourth album, Pure BS (2007), was re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael Bublé's pop hit "Home" as one of the bonus tracks. His fifth album, Startin' Fires was released in November 2008. It was followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight in 2010, and the albums Red River Blue in 2011, Based on a True Story... in 2013, Bringing Back the Sunshine in 2014, If I'm Honest in 2016, Texoma Shore in 2017, and Fully Loaded: God's Country in 2019.

As of December 2020, Shelton has charted 40 singles, including 28 number ones, 17 of which were consecutive. The 11th No. 1 ("Doin' What She Likes") broke "the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the Country Airplay chart's 24-year history". Throughout his career, he has received nine Grammy Award nominations, including two for Best Country Album.

Shelton has been a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville Star, Clash of the Choirs, and a coach on NBC's The Voice. He was on The Voice from 2011 to 2023, and, in nine of twenty-three seasons (2–4, 7, 11, 13, 18, 20, 22), a member of his team won.

Early life

Blake Tollison Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma, to Dorothy Ann (née Bristol) (born 1936), a beauty salon owner, and Richard Lee "Dick" Shelton (1940–2012), a car salesman. Shelton began singing at an early age and by the age of 12, he was taught how to play the guitar by his uncle. By age 15, he had written his first song. By age 16, he had received a Denbo Diamond Award in his home state. On November 13, 1990, his older brother, Richie Shelton was killed in an automobile accident at 24.

After graduating from high school at 17, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a singing career. There he got a job at a music publishing company and, in 1997, he was aided by Bobby Braddock to obtain a production contract with Sony Music.

Music career

2001–2006: Beginnings

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Shelton performing at the Crawford County Fair in Meadville, PA, in August 2005

Some years later in Nashville, he signed to Giant Records. In 2001, he was slated to release a song entitled "I Wanna Talk About Me" as a single. However, staff at the label considered the song unsuitable for a lead-off single, and the song was eventually recorded by Toby Keith, whose version was a number 1 single.

Instead, Giant released "Austin" as Shelton's debut single. Shortly after that song was released, Giant Records was closed, and Shelton was transferred to parent company Warner Bros. Records. "Austin" became Shelton's first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts and spent five weeks at that position. Warner released Shelton's self-titled debut album, which was produced by songwriter Bobby Braddock. It also produced the Top 20 hits "All Over Me", which Shelton co-wrote with Earl Thomas Conley and Mike Pyle, and "Ol' Red". Although Shelton's rendition of "Ol' Red" was not a major radio hit, he considers it his signature song, and it has become popular in concert. The album received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 1,000,000 copies.

The album received a positive review from Maria Konicki Dinoia of Allmusic, who called "Austin" "tremendously imaginative" and praised Shelton for including songs written by Braddock and Conley. Country Standard Time was less favorable, with Scott Homewood saying that the "album just smacks of being assembled with the intent on capturing the burgeoning alternative country market".

Shelton's second album, The Dreamer, was first released on February 4, 2003, on Warner Bros. Records. Its lead-off single, "The Baby", reached No. 1 on the country charts, holding that position for three weeks. Although the second and third singles ("Heavy Liftin'" and "Playboys of the Southwestern World", respectively) only reached No. 32 and No. 24, The Dreamer earned gold certification, as well. He, along with Andy Griggs and Montgomery Gentry, sang guest vocals on Tracy Byrd's mid-2003 single "The Truth About Men". Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill was the title of Shelton's third studio album, released in 2004. Its lead-off single, the Harley Allen co-write "When Somebody Knows You That Well", peaked at No. 37 on the country charts, while the follow-up "Some Beach" became his third No. 1 hit, holding that position for four weeks. It was followed by a cover of Conway Twitty's 1988 single "Goodbye Time". Both this cover and its followup, "Nobody but Me", reached Top Ten for Shelton, as well. As with his first album, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill was certified platinum. Accompanying the album's release was a video collection entitled Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill: A Video Collection.

On December 18, 2005, several of Shelton's songs, including "Nobody but Me", appeared on the TV movie The Christmas Blessing, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart, Angus T. Jones, and Rob Lowe. Shelton had a small role at the end of the movie, playing himself at a benefit concert, singing "Nobody But Me".

2006–2011: Pure BS and Startin' Fires

Shelton at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Shelton released his fourth studio album, Pure BS, in early 2007. Unlike with his first three albums, which were produced entirely by Bobby Braddock, Shelton worked with Braddock, Brent Rowan, and Paul Worley as producers for this album. Its first two singles—"Don't Make Me" and "The More I Drink"—were both Top 20 hits on the country charts, respectively reaching No.12 and No. 19. Also in late 2007, Shelton made appearances on television shows: first as a judge on the talent competition Nashville Star, and later on Clash of the Choirs.

Pure BS was re-released in 2008 with three bonus tracks, including a cover of Michael Bublé's hit single "Home". This cover, released in early 2008 as the album's third single, became his fourth No.1 hit in July.

"Home" was followed in August 2008 by the single "She Wouldn't Be Gone", his 14th chart entry and his fifth No. 1 hit. It was the first time in his career that he had two consecutive number ones. "She Wouldn't Be Gone" is the lead-off to Shelton's fifth studio album, Startin' Fires, which has also produced the single "I'll Just Hold On." This album also includes "Bare Skin Rug," a duet with Lambert. It was produced by Scott Hendricks, except for one track which was produced by Brent Rowan, and another ("I Don't Care", which carried over from Pure BS) was produced by Braddock. After "I'll Just Hold On" fell off the chart in October 2009, Blake Shelton released a duet with Trace Adkins titled "Hillbilly Bone". It was the lead single on Shelton's EP, Hillbilly Bone, released on March 2, 2010, through Reprise Records Nashville. After "Hillbilly Bone" reached No. 1 in February, came the August release of All About Tonight, the lead-off single to his EP of the same name. In September, he released the second single from All About Tonight, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking", his 18th single release. He released his first greatest hits album, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton in November 2010.

Shelton was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry during the September 28, 2010, "Country Comes Home" concert celebrating reopening of the Grand Ole Opry House after the Cumberland River flooded the Opry House in May 2010. The formal invitation was extended on his Twitter account and was announced by Opry star Trace Adkins. He was formally inducted by Adkins at the October 23, 2010, Opry performance. Shelton recorded the title track for the remake of Footloose released on October 14, 2011. Shelton appeared on the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on November 10, 2010, where he performed "All About Tonight" and won Male Vocalist of the Year.

In 2011, Shelton started working as a judge/coach on the NBC reality television series The Voice.

2011–2012: The Voice and Red River Blue

Blake Shelton released the album Red River Blue on July 12, 2011, led by the single, "Honey Bee". The song received 138,000 downloads in its first week and was certified gold in its seventh week, setting a record for the fastest gold certification by a male country singer. On June 13, 2011, in its tenth chart week, "Honey Bee" went to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming his ninth No. 1 and his fastest-climbing. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with around 116,000 copies sold. "God Gave Me You", a cover of a Dave Barnes song, was the album's second single; it also reached No. 1. "Drink on It", the fifth song on the album, hit No. 1 in April 2012, giving him his 11th No. 1 song. On April 30, 2012, Blake performed "Over" on the Semi-finals of the second season of The Voice. "Over" became Shelton's seventh consecutive No. 1. and his 12th No. 1 hit to date.

Blake Shelton is a coach on the NBC show The Voice. In season 1, his finalist Dia Frampton came in second. Frampton recorded a track with Shelton titled "I Will" on her album Red, released December 6, 2011. Shelton returned for a second season of the show with his finalist Jermaine Paul as the champion. In season three of The Voice, Shelton's team member, Cassadee Pope, was declared the winner with other Team Blake contestant Terry McDermott finishing as runner-up.

Blake Shelton took the stage with Miranda Lambert at Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012 to open the event, singing a duet version of "America the Beautiful". It marked their first TV performance since their May 2011 wedding. In October 2012, Shelton released his first Christmas album, Cheers, It's Christmas, which peaked at no. 1 and no. 2 respectively on the Top Holiday Albums and Top Country Albums charts. Blake Shelton appears on fellow "Voice" coach Christina Aguilera's album Lotus on the song "Just a Fool".

2013–2014: Based on a True Story...

Shortly after midnight on New Year's Day 2013, Shelton premiered a new single entitled "Sure Be Cool If You Did", which was released to iTunes on January 8 and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay chart in 2013. His eighth studio album, Based on a True Story..., was released on March 26, 2013, and debuted at No. 1 on the country chart and No. 3 on the all-genre chart by selling a career best nearly 200,000 copies. The album's second single, "Boys 'Round Here", released to country radio in 2013 and also reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart. The album's third single, "Mine Would Be You", was released to country radio on July 22, 2013, and reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart in November 2013. "Mine Would Be You" became Shelton's tenth consecutive No. 1 single, tying him with the record set by Brad Paisley in 2009. With the release of the album's fourth single, "Doin' What She Likes", Shelton achieved his eleventh consecutive No. 1 single, thus breaking the tie.

Blake Shelton received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for his role as a coach on The Voice at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013. Shelton supported Based on a True Story... on his Ten Times Crazier Tour which began on July 19, 2013, and ended on October 5, 2013. Shelton has continued the tour into 2014 and 2015. On season four of The Voice, he became the winning coach for the third consecutive time with team members Danielle Bradbery as the winner and The Swon Brothers in third place.

2014–2016: Bringing Back the Sunshine

In August 2014, Shelton announced that his ninth studio album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, would be released on September 30, 2014. The album contains the singles "Neon Light", "Lonely Tonight" (a duet with fellow country singer Ashley Monroe), "Sangria" and "Gonna". All four singles have reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart. On November 13, 2014, Shelton was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for his achievements in the music industry and for the generous work he has done for his home state. Shelton later called the recognition "unbelievable" and "an honor".

In season seven of The Voice, Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the winner, scoring Shelton his fourth victory. Shelton recorded a cover of Bob Dylan's 1974 hit "Forever Young" for the soundtrack of Max, which was released in the US on June 26, 2015. Shelton's second greatest hits album, Reloaded: 20#1 Hits, was released on October 23, 2015.

2016–2018: If I'm Honest and Texoma Shore

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Shelton at the 2017 Warrior Games opening ceremony

Shelton's tenth studio album, If I'm Honest, was released in May 2016. The album's first single "Came Here to Forget" was released to country radio on March 8, 2016. On November 9, 2015, Nickelodeon announced that Shelton would be the host of the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards. On April 8, 2016, a second single from the album, "Savior's Shadow", was released. It was released to Christian radio on April 12, 2016. In June 2016, Shelton released "She's Got a Way with Words" as the album's third overall single and second promoted country single. The song peaked at number 7 on the Country Airplay chart, ending Shelton's streak of 17 consecutive number-one singles. "A Guy with a Girl", the album's fourth single, and third promoted country single, reached the top of the charts in early January, earning Shelton his twenty third career chart-topper.

The album's tenth track "Friends" is the theme song of The Angry Birds Movie, which was released in the US on May 20, 2016. Shelton also voices the character of Earl, a pig.

In June 2016, Shelton celebrated the grand opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The exhibit, titled "Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story", traces Shelton's career path and achievements, encompassing his humble beginnings in Oklahoma, his Nashville origins, and his eventual path toward mainstream success and recognition through his role as a coach on The Voice.

In September 2016, Shelton was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "On the Road Again", and "I Will Always Love You" celebrating 50 years of the CMA Awards. The single debuted at number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. In season eleven of The Voice, Sundance Head was crowned the winner, giving Shelton his fifth victory on the show.

In March 2017, Shelton's wax figure was unveiled for Madame Tussauds Nashville and in April Shelton was honored at the Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala, being one of eight recipients to receive the Creativity Ambassador medallion. In season thirteen of The Voice, Chloe Kohanski was crowned the winner, giving Shelton his sixth victory on the show. On September 11, 2017, Shelton released "I'll Name the Dogs" as the lead-off single from his eleventh studio album. The album, Texoma Shore, was released on November 3, 2017. The album's second single, "I Lived It," released to country radio on January 29, 2018.

2019–present: Fully Loaded: God's Country and Body Language

In 2019, Shelton released a compilation album titled Fully Loaded: God's Country. The album was preceded by the single "God's Country", which peaked at number one on Hot Country Songs in mid-2019. Also released from the album was "Hell Right", a second duet with Adkins, as well as "Nobody but You", a collaboration with partner Gwen Stefani.

In 2020, Todd Tilghman was announced the winner for the eighteenth season of The Voice, giving Shelton his seventh victory in the series. In 2021, season 20, his finalist Cam Anthony was named the winner, securing Shelton his eighth win as coach.

Shelton released his twelfth studio album, Body Language, on May 21, 2021 – his first in over four years. The album's release was preceded by the singles "Happy Anywhere" and "Minimum Wage". On September 7, 2022, Shelton announced his 18-date Back to the Honky Tonk Tour. Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean will join Shelton as opening acts for the tour.

On October 4, 2022, Shelton sold the ownership of his commercially released master recordings from 2001–2019 to Influence Media Partners.

Other ventures

Shelton is a partner, along with Ryman Hospitality Properties (the owners of the Grand Ole Opry), in a small chain of restaurants and entertainment complexes called Ole Red. The first Ole Red opened in Shelton's hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, in September 2017. A Nashville location opened in May 2018. A third location in Gatlinburg opened in March 2019. A fourth location in Orlando, Florida, opened in May 2020. A smaller location opened inside Nashville International Airport in 2022, and a location located on the Las Vegas Strip is planned for 2023 or 2024.


Since his debut in 2001, Shelton has received positive reviews from musicians and critics. The New York Times described Shelton as "the most important and visible ambassador from Nashville to the American mainstream". Rolling Stone referred to him as "one of country music's biggest stars over the past decade."

In Backstory: Blake Shelton, a GAC television special broadcast in 2012, country stars Miranda Lambert and Trace Adkins respectively gave their kudos to Shelton. Lambert stated she "respect[s] him so much as a vocalist," while Adkins said he "is going to be as relevant in this business as he wants to be for as long as he wants to be." Country Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee has commended both his vocals and songwriting. Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow credits Shelton with inspiring her musically.

Shelton was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014, and made a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2010.


Shelton has been the recipient of 10 Country Music Association Awards, six Academy of Country Music Awards, one CMT Artist of the Year award, and 10 CMT Music Awards. He has also received eight American Country Awards, seven People's Choice Awards, three American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one iHeartRadio Music Award, among others. Shelton has won 27 BMI awards and 27 ASCAP awards. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010, for his many accomplishments in country music, and into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014, attaining the highest honor one can receive from the state. In April 2013, Shelton was awarded the prestigious Gene Weed Special Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music for his unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music and television. For his work on The Voice as a television personality, Shelton received the NATPE Reality Breakthrough Award for Best Reality Personality in 2017. Shelton has garnered nine Grammy nominations throughout his career, including nominations for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Music Film.

As one of the most successful country artists today, Shelton has sold over 10 million records worldwide, and as of 2017, has sold in excess of 30 million singles, while having generated a total of 1.7 billion streams worldwide. Shelton has also amassed a tremendous commercial impact on the country music industry. His debut single "Austin", off his 2001 Platinum-selling self-titled album, tied the record set by Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992, staying atop the country charts for five weeks, and setting the mark for an artist's debut single in the Broadcast Data Systems era. The success of "Austin" also led Shelton to claim the No. 1 position on both Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and Top Country Singles Sales chart, making him the first debut male country artist to own the top spot on both charts simultaneously. Later, in 2010, Shelton's first single, "Honey Bee", from his sixth studio album Red River Blue, set a new record for the most first-week downloads by a male country singer. As a result of the downloads, the song debuted at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated for the week ending April 23, 2011. This entry made Shelton the highest-debuting male country artist on the Hot 100 since Garth Brooks (recording as Chris Gaines) debuted at number five in September 1999. As a result of the song's massive commercial success, Shelton also claimed the record for the fastest rising single ever to sell over 500,000 digital copies by a male country soloist. In 2013, Shelton's eighth album, Based on a True Story..., spawned the hit "Doin' What She Likes", which broke the record previously set by Brad Paisley in 2009 for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the Country Airplay chart's 24-year history, since it was first tracked by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems in January 1990. In 2016, "Came Here to Forget", the lead-off single from Shelton's tenth studio album If I'm Honest, extended this streak into a record-breaking 17 consecutive number-one singles, leading him to surpass Earl Thomas Conley's record of 16 consecutive number-one singles. As of 2017, Shelton remains one of only five country artists to have achieved No. 1 status on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, having charted all 156 weeks the chart has existed. The CMA Awards recognized Shelton, in addition to George Strait and Vince Gill, as the record holders for the most Male Vocalist of the Year wins, as all three have each garnered five victories. In January 2017, he became the first country artist to win People's Choice Awards' Favorite Album. During the ceremony, Shelton also took home the trophy for Favorite Male Country Artist, marking his second consecutive win in the category. On November 6, 2017, he made Country Aircheck history when he became the first artist to chart six songs simultaneously, from his album Texoma Shore.

..... In 2016, Billboard released their list of "Greatest of All Time Country Artists" and recognized Shelton on the chart, ranking him at No. 50. Shelton also charted on Billboard's list of "Greatest of All Time Country Albums" and "Greatest of All Time Country Songs" with Based on a True Story... taking the position of No. 51 on the chart and "God Gave Me You" ranking at No. 80 on the chart, respectively.

In 2019, Billboard released their list of decade-end "Top Country Albums" and recognized Shelton on the chart, ranking him at No. 14 for Based on a True Story..., No. 24 for Reloaded: 20#1 Hits, No. 49 for If I'm Honest, and No. 50 for Red River Blue. Shelton also charted on Billboard's decade-end list of "Top Country Songs" with "God Gave Me You" ranking at No. 19 on the chart, "Honey Bee" ranking at No. 23, and "God's Country" taking the position of No. 26 on the chart. Shelton also charted on Billboard's decade-end list of "Top Billboard 200 Albums" with Based on a True Story... ranking at No. 51. Shelton ended 2019 on the Hot Country Songs chart with 52 entries, the most of any country artist this decade. At the 2020 CMT Music Awards, he won for best collaborative video for his duet "Nobody But You" with Gwen Stefani.

Personal life

Shelton married long time girlfriend Kaynette Gern on November 17, 2003. They divorced in 2006.

In 2005, Shelton met singer Miranda Lambert at the CMT's 100 Greatest Duets Concert. Lambert also sang background vocals on his cover of Michael Bublé's song, "Home", which became a number-one single on the Hot Country Songs chart. On May 9, 2010, after dating for four years, Shelton proposed to Lambert. Shelton and Lambert were married on May 14, 2011, in Boerne, Texas.

On January 17, 2012, Shelton's father, Dick, 71, died in Oklahoma, following a period of declining health. Shelton's brother, Richie, died in 1990 as a result of a car crash when Blake was 14 years old. Blake and Lambert wrote about Richie in Lambert's song, "Over You". The song was named CMA Song of the Year for 2012. It was also named Single Record and Song of the Year at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards.

In July 2015, Shelton and Lambert announced their divorce. The couple released a statement, "This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter." Their divorce was finalized later that same day.

In late 2015, it was announced that Shelton had started dating his colleague from The Voice, singer Gwen Stefani. Shelton said he and Stefani first bonded over their ongoing divorces in the summer of 2015 as they filmed the ninth season of The Voice, stating: "Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can't even imagine the similarities in our divorces."

Stefani and Shelton have collaborated on music numerous times since becoming a couple. In 2015, the musicians co-wrote the song "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" as they navigated the beginning of their relationship. The duet was featured on Shelton's 2016 album, If I'm Honest. In 2020, their duets "Nobody But You" and "Happy Anywhere" both reached No. 1 on the Billboard US Country Airplay chart. They also collaborated on the song "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," featured on Stefani's 2017 holiday album of the same name.

In a January 2020 interview with Gayle King, Shelton said about Stefani: "You think you know what love is, and for me, I didn't until she came into my life." On October 27, 2020, Shelton and Stefani announced their engagement after five years of dating. The couple later shared more details, including that Shelton proposed to Stefani in front of her three children and other family members at a chapel on his property in Oklahoma. They married in that same chapel on July 3, 2021.

Through his marriage to Stefani, Shelton has three stepsons. In an interview with the Country Radio Seminar in March 2022, Shelton spoke positively about his role as a stepfather, stating, "Every day I've fallen in love with the boys as much as I do with Gwen."

In 2015, Forbes estimated Shelton's annual income at $28.5 million.

On June 6, 2017, HLN aired a special called Our Journeys Home, in which Shelton and HLN Morning Express host Robin Meade were revealed to be fourth cousins.

On October 12, 2019, Shelton officiated at the wedding of Trace Adkins and Canadian actress Victoria Pratt in New Orleans, Louisiana.


In October 2013, Shelton donated $20,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation following a concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The donation was used to support the department's outdoor education programs. After the donation, Shelton said "The Wildlife Department's youth education efforts are an important way to get kids back outdoors."

In September 2016, he donated $600,000 to the Jimmy Everest Center, a University of Oklahoma College of Medicine hospital for children with blood cancer and blood disorders. This donation followed a pair of Shelton's concerts in Oklahoma City which generated the funds that he donated. Shelton claims he has a personal tie to the hospital as his cousin's daughter Aspen was diagnosed with cancer and treated at the facility. He created the Blake Shelton Cancer Research Program at that same hospital.

In February 2018, Shelton donated $50,000 to his home town of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. He raised the money from ticket sales at his restaurant Ole Red.

On March 13, 2019, he performed a private concert at his Ole Red Gatlinburg location, celebrating its weeklong grand opening. Shelton earned $29,214 from ticket sales and, along with $25,000 from Ryman Hospitality Properties, donated the sum of $54,214 to the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School's music programs.

For a short time at the end of March 2020 into the beginning of April 2020, Shelton reduced the price of his merchandise and donated a portion of his sales to the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund.

In April 2020, Shelton donated $150,000 to the "Give from Home Day" fundraiser, a partnership between Oklahoma City ABC affiliate news station KOCO 5 and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with the goal to help feed the hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.


Studio albums
  • Blake Shelton (2001)
  • The Dreamer (2003)
  • Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill (2004)
  • Pure BS (2007)
  • Startin' Fires (2008)
  • Red River Blue (2011)
  • Cheers, It's Christmas (2012)
  • Based on a True Story... (2013)
  • Bringing Back the Sunshine (2014)
  • If I'm Honest (2016)
  • Texoma Shore (2017)
  • Body Language (2021)



  • Barn and Grill Tour (2005)
  • Hillbilly Bone Tour (2010)
  • All About Tonight Tour (2011)
  • Well Lit & Amplified Tour (2012)
  • Ten Times Crazier Tour (2013–2015)
  • Blake Shelton 2016 Tour (2016)
  • Doing It To Country Songs Tour (2017)
  • Country Music Freaks Tour (2018)
  • Friends and Heroes Tour (2019–2020)
  • Back To The Honky Tonk Tour (2023)


  • Shock'n Y'all Tour (2002, with Toby Keith)
  • Here's to You Tour (2005, with Rascal Flatts)
  • Me and My Gang Tour (2006, with Rascal Flatts)
  • H2O II: Wetter and Wilder World Tour (2011, with Brad Paisley)


Film appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Christmas Blessing Himself Performing "Nobody but Me"
2008 Hitman: David Foster & Friends Himself
2014 I'll Be Me Himself Documentary film
2015 The Ridiculous 6 Wyatt Earp
Pitch Perfect 2 Himself Cameo
American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry Himself
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Earl Voice role
2019 UglyDolls Ox Voice role
TV credits
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jeff Foxworthy's Big Night Out Himself Episode: "Blake Shelton" (1.11); performing "Ol' Red" and "Don't Make Me"
2007 Blake Shelton Makes a Video Himself Special (broadcast on Great American Country)
The Collection Himself Two-part episode on Great American Country
Clash of the Choirs Himself/judge
Nashville Star Himself/judge Season seven
2008 Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza Himself Christmas special
2009 Backstory: Blake Shelton Himself Special (on Great American Country (2012 updated version)
2010–2015 Academy of Country Music Awards Himself/co-host Alongside Reba McEntire and Luke Bryan
2010 The Price Is Right Himself
Blake Shelton Live: It's All About Tonight Himself Concert special (on Great American Country)
2011–2023 The Voice Himself/coach
2011 CMT Invitation Only: Blake Shelton Himself
2012 Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas Himself/host Christmas special
The Making of Cheers, It's Christmas with Blake Shelton & Friends Himself/host Great American Country Christmas special
Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays Himself Christmas special
2012, 2013, 2016, 2019 New Year's Eve with Carson Daly Himself
2013 Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Himself Christmas special
Malibu Country Blake MacKenzie Episode: "Oh Brother" (1.15)
Bounty Hunters Buck Masters Episode: "Team Buck" (1.06); animated voice role
Oprah's Next Chapter on the Set of The Voice Himself
2014 WWE Tribute to the Troops Himself Special
2015–2016 Red Nose Day Himself/performer Special
2015 Saturday Night Live Himself/host & musical guest Episode: "Blake Shelton"
Michael Bublé's Christmas in Hollywood Himself Christmas special
2016 2016 Kids' Choice Awards Himself/host
CMT's Hot 20 Countdown Himself/co-host 1 episode
Blake Shelton: Man Behind the Voice Himself Special (broadcast on Reelz)
2017 Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas Himself Special
2018 Sugar Himself Episode: "Blake Shelton surprises a fan inspired by his music while in foster care"; web television series
Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas Producer TV film (Hallmark Channel)
A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy Himself Christmas special
2019 Elvis All-Star Tribute Himself/performer Special; performing "Suspicious Minds", "Trouble/Guitar Man", and "If I Can Dream"
Time for You to Come Home for Christmas Producer TV (Hallmark Channel)
2020 The Gayle King GRAMMY Special Himself
Jay Leno's Garage Himself Episode: "Dare to Dream"
The Voice Holiday Celebration Himself Special
Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas Producer TV film (Hallmark Channel)
2021 Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music Himself/co-host Special; alongside Brad Paisley
The Jonas Brothers Family Roast Himself Netflix Special; alongside John Legend, Sophie Turner, Niall Horan, and more.
Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas Producer TV film (Hallmark Channel)
That's My Jam Himself/Guest Along with Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Ariana Grande
New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash Himself Christmas special; alongside Jason Aldean, Gabby Barrett, Luke Bryan, and more.

Record as coach on The Voice

Shelton was a coach on NBC's The Voice since its inception in 2011 until the twenty-third season in 2023. Shelton had been the most successful coach, having brought at least one artist from his team (for a total of 38) to the finale in almost every season (except season five), nine of which went on to win the season.

Season Finalist Result
1 Dia Frampton Runner-up
2 Jermaine Paul Winner
3 Cassadee Pope Winner
Terry McDermott Runner-up
4 Danielle Bradbery Winner
The Swon Brothers Third place
5 Cole Vosbury Semi-finalist
6 Jake Worthington Runner-up
7 Craig Wayne Boyd Winner
8 Meghan Linsey Runner-up
9 Emily Ann Roberts Runner-up
Barrett Baber Third place
10 Adam Wakefield Runner-up
11 Sundance Head Winner
12 Lauren Duski Runner-up
Aliyah Moulden Third place
13 Chloe Kohanski Winner
Red Marlow Fourth place
14 Kyla Jade Third place
Spensha Baker Fourth place
15 Chris Kroeze Runner-up
Kirk Jay Third place
16 Gyth Rigdon Runner-up
Dexter Roberts Third place
Andrew Sevener Fourth place
17 Ricky Duran Runner-up
18 Todd Tilghman Winner
Toneisha Harris Runner-up
19 Jim Ranger Runner-up
Ian Flanigan Third place
20 Cam Anthony Winner
Jordan Matthew Young Third place
21 Wendy Moten Runner-up
Paris Winningham Third place
22 Bryce Leatherwood Winner
bodie Runner-up
Brayden Lape Fifth place
23 Grace West Runner-up
NOIVAS Fifth place

See also

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