Blake Shelton’s new album Based On a True Story… which was released on Warner Bros. Records March 26th has debuted at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart. People has said of Blake’s album that “Like him, it’s just all so dang likeable,” and The New York Times raves “To a purist Mr. Shelton is a savvy student of tradition. To a would-be outlaw he’s forever adding a wink.” Based On a True Story…, was given 3 ½ of 4 stars by both USA Today and Us Weekly and Billboard says they can “see four chairs turning around for this one.” Blake’s current hit single, “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” which Entertainment Weekly calls “ludicrously catchy” with an A- rating, is now his 8th consecutive No. 1 and 13th overall, spending multiple weeks at the top spot on Billboard.
Blake has also been chosen to receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award by the Academy of Country Music, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music. Past recipients of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award include Garth Brooks, George Burns, Jeff Foxworthy, Willie Nelson and George Strait.
Blake will also be both co-hosting and performing at The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7th at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.
Starting July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA, you can catch Blake live on his “Ten Times Crazier Tour.” For dates visit BlakeShelton.com.