Just out of high school, Warner Bros. recording artist Blake Shelton left Oklahoma to move to Nashville. Back home at only 16 years old, Shelton had received statewide focus when he won the Denbo Diamond Award, the top award for young Oklahoma entertainers. In Nashville, Shelton was able to get several material published with Naomi Martin Music, Warner/Chappell Music, and Jerry Crutchfield music. Shelton turned his songwriting into a successful recording in 2001 with his debut single, “Austin”; the song eventually spent five weeks at number one. “All Over Me” and “Ol’ Red” followed in 2002, allowing Shelton’s record to go gold. His star power was on the rise and Shelton was as busy as ever. He wasted no time recording a follow-up release. The Dreamer appeared in February 2003, hot on the heels of the Top Ten single “The Baby.” A third album, Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, was put forth in 2004, along with a DVD, Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill: A Video Collection. In 2007 he put forth the cleverly titled Pure BS on Warner, came by Startin’ Fires in 2008.
Blake’s latest project is the release of a dual set of “six-packs”. Six tracks per CD at a slightly lower-than average price, including hit tracks like “Hillbilly Bone” featuring Trace Adkins. The “six pack” format bucks traditional album templates and sales models, while allowing fans to get new music more frequently.