For country music fans and fans of American music as a whole, there are fewer big names in the country music genre than The Dreamer singer, Blake Shelton. Blake has been a notable country music star since he made his debut in 2001 and he has maintained his relevance ever since with the release of multiple albums, chart-topping songs and his continued appearance on the singing competition, The Voice.
Outside of music, Blake has also starred in a couple of movies and has appeared in a number of TV shows, along with providing the soundtrack to over 25 movies and TV shows over the course of his career.
You will learn all you need to know about Blake Shelton by reading below.
Blake Shelton – Biography, Age
Blake Shelton joined the world as the son of Dorothy and Richard Shelton on the 18th of June, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma. His birth name is Blake Tollison Shelton and he is one of three children born to his parents, with the other two being a brother and a sister.
He began singing at the age of 12 and he started playing the guitar at the same age. After he completed his high school education, he relocated to the home of country music in America – Nashville, Tennessee in pursuit of a singing career.
Before he released his first song in 2001, he worked in a music publishing company in Nashville until he was eventually signed onto Giant Records where he released his first single, Austin which reached number one on the Billboard Country Music chart and effectively launched his career.
Since that first effort, Blake Shelton has gone on to release several more singles over the course of his career. He released his first album, Blake Shelton also in 2001 and this has been followed by 10 more albums. These albums are The Dreamer, Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, Pure BS, Startin’ Fires, Red River Blue, Cheers, It’s Christmas, Based on a True Story…, Bringing Back the Sunshine, If I’m Honest and Texoma Shore.
His career has featured several tours across the country and he has appeared in other creative productions like films and TV shows, such as “The Ridiculous 6,” “Pitch Perfect 2” and “American Dreams.”
He is also the recipient of several awards and nominations, including the Grammy Awards and Billboard Music Award.
A report in 2015 from the leading financial magazine, Forbes once estimated Blake Shelton’s annual income to be $28.5 million and thus, it comes as no surprise that the famous country singer has a net worth of $60 million.
His vast net worth is believed to be a result of over 10 million sold albums and an even larger 30 million sold singles over the course of his career, and his regular role on The Voice, which is believed to be earning him millions.
Married – Wife and Kids
Two years after he released his first single, Austin, Blake Shelton, having reached a significant height in his career, got married for the first time to Kaynette Gern. Their marriage was the culmination of a long time relationship but unfortunately, it was not meant to last and they got divorced in 2006.
After his marriage to Kaynette Gern ended, he gave marriage another shot with Miranda Lambert, whom he met in 2005 and started a relationship that lasted four years with her. The marriage began in May 2011 and for many of his fans, his marriage to the singer was the winning ticket to happy ever after. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be either as they ended it in July 2015, after four years of being married.
After his first two marriages failed, Blake Shelton hasn’t returned to the altar but has been in a long term relationship with fellow music star, Gwen Stefani. The couple has been dating since 2015 and although there have been rumors of them having plans to get married, there hasn’t been any confirmation from either couple.
So far, Blake Shelton has never had any children but his girlfriend, Gwen does from her marriage to Gavin Rossdale, and Blake will become a stepfather to her three children should they get ever get married.
Height – How Tall Is Blake Shelton?
In 2017, the popular magazine, People Magazine named Blake Shelton the sexiest man alive. Such is the amount of physical allure in the possession of Blake who has been the toast of several men and women since he stormed onto the music scene in 2001.
He has a height of 6 feet 5 inches and has a body weight of 96 kg. His athletic figure, which he has achieved through years of workout programs and regular exercise are further complemented with blue colored eyes and light brown hair.
As a result of this, it is no surprise that he is dating one of the most beautiful women in the world, Gwen Stefani.