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Mary-Chapin Carpenter born in Princeton, N.J., 1958. Hank Williams' No. 1 single "Kaw-Liga" is charted 1953.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Garth Brooks born in Luba, Okla., 1962. Eddie Rabbitt's first No. 1 single, "Drinkin' My Baby (Off My Mind)," is charted, 1976.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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NASHVILLE, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- At first glance, Blake Shelton appears as a baby-faced country singer, fresh from working-class America, with a memorable tenor and a bright future that already includes a hit song or two.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

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C.W. McCall's "Convoy" ends six-week run at No. 1, 1976. Alabama's "Southern Star" album goes gold, 1989.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Doug Kershaw born in Tiel Ridge, La., 1936. Ray Stevens born in Clarksdale, Ga., 1939.
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Earl Scruggs born in Cleveland County, N.C., 1924. Jett Williams, Hank Williams Sr.'s daughter, born in Montgomery, Ala., 1953.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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POPE CALLS FOR PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND
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SO YOU WANT TO BE A SUPERMODEL?
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T. Graham Brown born in Atlanta, 1954. Kassidy Osborn of SHeDAISY born, 1976.
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Elvis Presley cut his first sessions for Sun Records in 1954. Webb Pierce recorded "Falling Back to You" in 1958. Merle Haggard's No. 1 single "Workin' Man Blues" charted in 1969.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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THIS DAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
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Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Fri., March 15) Carl Smith was born in 1927. Elvis Presley's drummer D.J. Fontana was born in 1931. Banjo player Raymond Fairchild was born in 1939.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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SEINFELD, PARKING GARAGE OWNER
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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Wed., Jan.30) Harold Morrison was born in 1931.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton appears at the 2005 Radio Music Awards, held at the Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, on December 19, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams).
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Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) 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. It was followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight in 2010, and the album Red River Blue in 2011. He is currently a vocal coach on the NBC reality talent show The Voice with Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and Cee Lo Green.

Overall, Shelton has charted seventeen singles on the country charts, including nine Number One hits: "Austin" (2001), "The Baby" (2003), "Some Beach" (2004–2005), "Home" (2008), "She Wouldn't Be Gone" (2009), "Hillbilly Bone" (2010), a duet with Trace Adkins, "All About Tonight" (2010), "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" (2011) and "Honey Bee" (2011). Additionally, three more of his singles have reached Top Ten: a cover version of Conway Twitty's "Goodbye Time", "Nobody but Me", and "I'll Just Hold On".

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Blake Shelton."
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