Full name: Blake Tollison Shelton
Date of birth: June 18, 1976
Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma
Wife: Country singer Miranda Lambert (married in May 2011)
Ex-wife: Kaynette Williams (married from 2003-2006)
Bet you didn’t know... Blake was slated to release the single “I Wanna Talk About Me” in 2001, but Toby Keith recorded the number-one hit instead.
There ain’t no rock ‘n’ roll here! Blake Shelton is a goofy, down-home country music artist. After moving to Nashville to pursue a recording career when he was 17, Blake made it big in 2001 with “Austin,” the lead-off single from his gold-certified debut album of the same name.
On the wings of that initial success, Blake has released five additional albums, all of which have shot to the top of the country music charts. So far he has nine number-one hit singles to his name.
Blake is married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert, whom he met at the CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets Concert. After four years of dating, he proposed to her on May 9, 2010, and they tied the knot in a massive Texas ceremony on May 14, 2011. Reba McEntire, Katherine Heigl, Cee Lo Green, and Kelly Clarkson were among the 550 attendees.
Taking his talents to the small screen, Blake is currently a coach on The Voice. His Season 1 finalist Dia Frampton came in second.