Blake Shelton knew that he wanted to be a country singer from a young age. As a child, Shelton would compete in various music competitions in his home state of Oklahoma. At the ripe age of 17 Shelton left his family's house to pursue a recording career in Nashville. After landing a contract and releasing a string of well-selling albums, starting with his 2001 self-titled album, Shelton has become one of the more recognizable voices in country music.
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