Blake Tollison Shelton (Born June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma) is an American country music artist. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". Released as the lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "Austin" went on to spend five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. This song was the first single from his gold-certified debut album, which also produced two more Top 20 hits. Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, Shelton was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001.
His second and third albums, 2003's The Dreamer (his first for Warner Bros. proper) and 2004's Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, were each certified gold as well. Shelton's fourth album, Pure BS, was issued in 2007, and re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael Bublé's pop hit "Home" as one of the bonus tracks. This cover was also that album's third single. A fifth album, Startin' Fires, was released in November 2008.
Overall, Shelton has charted fifteen singles on the country charts, including five Number One hits: "Austin" (2001), "The Baby" (2003), "Some Beach" (2004-2005), "Home" (2008) and "She Wouldn't Be Gone" (2009). Besides these, he has charted two more Top Ten hits in the #10 "Goodbye Time" (a cover of the Conway Twitty song) and the #4 "Nobody but Me".
My tattoo it's supposed to be deer tracks. It's not supposed to be ladybugs! It's supposed to be deer tracks. It's not coffee beans, rabbit crap or raisins. Maybe I should have it revised. For God sakes, nobody ever knows what my tattoo is supposed to be. Maybe I should just have it lasered off. But I gotta to say there's something to be said about staying humble — and this tattoo on my arm keeps me very humble. Just when I start to develop an ego, somebody walks up and says 'Hey, I like your ladybugs.' It brings me right back down to Earth.