Born in Ada, Oklahoma, Blake Shelton got his first guitar lessons from his uncle and wrote his first song when he was 15-years-old. After high school, he moved to Nashville and got his first contract with Sony Music. His first number 1 single was “I Wanna Talk About Me.” His best known songs are “Some Beach,” Kiss My Country Ass,” “Drink On It,” and “Hillbilly Bone.” Currently, he is a coach for the reality TV competition show The Voice, and is dating singer Gwen Stefani. Because we all love Blake Shelton so much, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the country legend.
10. Already Married
When Blake Shelton met country singer Miranda Lambert, he was already married to Kansas school teacher Kanyette Williams. He divorced her after meeting Lambert at the CMT 100 Greatest Duets where they sang, “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma.” When asked what he remembered about meeting her, he said, “I was falling in love with her, right there on stage.”
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