Blake Shelton needs no introduction. The American singer is, without a doubt, one of the most popular country musicians in the world. He has dropped more than eight albums and released unforgettable songs such as The Baby, Ol Red, Austin, and God Gave Me You. Shelton’s award-winning career has also been boosted by his long-time stint as a coach on the popular singing competition, The Voice. Get to know more about the accomplished musician here including his age, height, net worth, as well as details about his love life.
Blake Shelton Bio (Age)
Blake Tollison Shelton was born on the 18th of June 1976 in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. His father’s name is Richard (now late) while his mother’s name is Dorothy. He also has a sister named Endy and a stepbrother named Richie (also late). The future country star spent his formative years in Ada and attended the local high school. Shelton developed his passion for music from an early age; he started playing the guitar when he was 12 and by the age of 15, he was already penning his own lyrics. As a high schooler, he took part in several singing events and impressed many with his obvious talents.
Upon graduation in 1994, Blake Shelton moved to Nashville in order to pursue his career. He received assistance from several people in the industry, including accomplished songwriters Mae Boren Axton and Bobby Braddock, and was able to land a record deal with Sony Music. Shelton dropped his very first album, titled Blake Shelton, in 2001. The album was quite successful as it spurned three top 20 hits; All over me, Ol Red and Austin, with Austin spending five weeks on top of the billboard hot country singles chart. The album also received positive reviews from several quarters and went on to sell over one million copies.
Since this megastar debut, Blake Shelton has not rested on his oars. He has dropped other albums such as The Dreamer (2003), Blake Shelton Barn & Grill (2004), Pure BS (2007), Startin’ Fires (2008), Red River Blue (2011), Based On A True Story (2013), Bringing Back The Sunshine (2014) and If I’M Honest (2016). The Oklahoma-native has also received numerous awards in the course of his career. They include male vocalist of the year at the CMA awards, favorite male country artist and favorite album at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Asides his accomplishments in music, Shelton is also an award-winning TV personality. He has been a judge on a popular singing reality TV show, The Voice, since its inception in 2011.
His Net Worth
Blake Shelton has a net worth of $60 million. His fortune is not surprising given the fact that he is one of the most successful country artists in the world. He has sold over 10 million records and over 30 million singles in the course of his career. His songs have also been streamed over a billion times. Asides his music, another veritable source of income for Shelton is his handsome salary as a judge on The Voice.
Married (Wife or Girlfriend)
Blake Shelton has been married on two occasions. His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart, Kaynette Williams, in 2003. At the time of the wedding, he was still a fast-rising artist and the ceremony was a small affair which took place in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. After the wedding, his wife served as his manager until they divorced in 2006. Shelton’s second marriage was to the fellow country star, Miranda Lambert. The two first met when they performed a duet at the CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets Concert in 2005.
They commenced a romantic relationship in 2006 and got engaged in May 2010. Their nuptials took place in Texas in May 2011. Shelton and Lambert were married for four years during which they collaborated on some songs. They also headlined the half-time show during Superbowl XLVI in February 2012. The couple, however, called it quits in July 2015 and their divorce was finalized that same month. Shelton is yet to tie the knot again, however, he is in a burgeoning relationship with Grammy-winning musician – Gwen Stefani. The two commenced their relationship in 2015 and have been together ever since then. Stefani has credited Shelton with helping her co-parent her three kids from her first marriage.
Blake Shelton’s Height
Blake Shelton is 6 feet 5 inches tall (1.96 m) and weighs 96 kg (212 lb). His hair color is light brown while his eye color is blue. Thanks to his athletic physique and natural good looks, Shelton is easily one of the sexiest celebrities in the world. This fact has won him many fans and in 2017, People Magazine named him the sexiest man alive. The Oklahoma native became just the second musician, and the first ever country singer, to land the coveted spot.