Blake Shelton’s abundant talent and charm has helped lift him to the top of the country-music charts and the judging panel of the reality-TV juggernaut ‘The Voice.’ Born in 1976, the Oklahoma native moved to Nashville at the age of 17 to try to make it as a songwriter. Seven years later, he hit the top of the country singles charts as a solo artist with ‘Austin.’ His self-titled debut album, released in 2002, also made it to No. 1. More hit songs and successful albums followed, as did well-received turns on reality-TV shows ‘Nashville Star’ and ‘Clash of the Choirs.’ Those appearances led him to being cast on ‘The Voice’ in 2011. That same year, he also wed fellow country superstar Miranda Lambert.
Selected discography: ‘Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton’ (2010), ‘Red River Blue’ (2011), ‘Based on a True Story…’ (2013)
Related artists: Miranda Lambert, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson
Further reading: Top 5 Blake Shelton Videos, 25 Hilarious Blake Shelton Tweets, Top 10 Blake Shelton Songs