Blake is a chart-topping country music star also known for appearing on TVs The Voice.
In February 2003, Shelton released The Dreamer, and its first single, “The Baby,” reached No. 1 on the country music charts, hanging on for three weeks. The second and third singles from the album, “Heavy Liftin'” and “Playboys of the Southwestern World,” each cracked the top 50, and The Dreamer went gold. In 2004, Blake Shelton began releasing a string of hit albums, beginning with Blake Sheltons Barn & Grill. The second single from the album, “Some Beach,” became his third No. 1 hit, and the singles “Goodbye Time” and “Nobody but Me” reached top 10, sending the album to gold status. Along with the album, Shelton released an accompanying video collection, Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill: A Video Collection. Pure BS was released in early 2007, and its first two singles, “Don’t Make Me” and “The More I Drink,” were both top 20 hits on the country charts. That same year, Shelton made his reality TV debut, appearing first as a judge on Nashville Star and then on Clash of the Choirs.
Shelton released full-length album Startin Fires in 2009, followed by EPs Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight in 2010. That same year, he released his first collection of greatest hits, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton. He went on to win several awards at the 2010 Grand Ole Opry, including an Academy of Country Music award, a Country Music Association award, and a CMT Music award.