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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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Alicia Keys snags 5 AMA nominations

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Jazz-pop newcomer Alicia Keys led the field Tuesday with five nominations as nominees were announced for the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be presented
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

29th American Music Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 29th American Music Awards, which will be presented on Jan. 9, 2002 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, in ceremonie

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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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