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Usher, Shakira to judge 'The Voice'

Usher, Shakira to judge 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Shakira and Usher are to replace Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green as mentors for Season 4 of the U.S. competition series "The Voice," NBC announced.
Jermaine Paul wins 'The Voice'

Jermaine Paul wins 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- Jermaine Paul, a father of four and former backup singer for Alicia Keys, has won Season 2 of the competition series "The Voice" in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift wins top prize at ACM Awards

Taylor Swift wins top prize at ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, April 2 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift was named Entertainer of the Year for a second consecutive time at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Bentley, Paisley to perform at ACM Awards

Bentley, Paisley to perform at ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, March 28 (UPI) -- Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley have been added to the lineup of performers at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, CBS said.
Underwood, Urban to perform at ACM Awards

Underwood, Urban to perform at ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, March 22 (UPI) -- Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are to perform at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, CBS said Thursday.
E-mails purport to show Assad private life

E-mails purport to show Assad private life

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- Iran advised Syrian President Bashar Assad on crushing the uprising while Assad's wife bought chic goods online, files purported to be private e-mails showed.
Aldean, Chesney to perform at ACM Awards

Aldean, Chesney to perform at ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, March 8 (UPI) -- Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith have been booked to perform at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, CBS said.
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Springsteen to perform on Grammys show

Springsteen to perform on Grammys show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are confirmed to perform at the Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, producers said Thursday.
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Reba denies online death rumor

Reba denies online death rumor

NASHVILLE, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Country music star Reba McEntire went online Tuesday to ice a rumor claiming she had fallen off a mountain in Austria and died.
Chesney leads with 9 ACM nods

Chesney leads with 9 ACM nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney led the field with nine nods when nominations for America's Academy of Country Music Awards were announced Thursday.
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Blake Shelton's dad dies

Blake Shelton's dad dies

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Blake Shelton said on his Web site his father Dick died Wednesday in Oklahoma after a yearlong illness.
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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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