Today we feature an artist who came out of the shoot on fire, hitting number one with his debut single in 2001, and staying there for five consecutive weeks. A record setting artist who has hit the top of the charts 24 times, plus was a member of Artists of Then, Now and Forever, whose 2016 single "Forever Country" became only the second chart in country music history to debut at #1 on the singles chart.

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Blake Shelton has the country music equivalent of the Midas Touch; everything he has touched has turned to gold or platinum. All 10 of his studio albums, including his 2012 holiday album Cheers, It's Christmas. His 36 singles have resulted in 24 chart-toppers, including 17 consecutive #1s from 2009 to 2016. He has also turned his gold thumb to television, acting as a mentor on the Emmy Award winning The Voice, as well as also serving similar functions on Nashville Star and Clash of the Choirs.

Born in Ada, OK, Shelton wrote his first song when he was just 15, and won the prestigious Denbo Diamond Award while still in high school. After graduation, he headed to Nashville, before long landing a job at a music publishing company, where he met legendary song writer Bobby Braddock, who was instrumental in Shelton landing a recording contract with Sony Records Nashville in 1997. Nothing came of that contract, and Shelton was released by the label in 1999.

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Blake signed with Giant Records in 2000, and was set to record the song "I Wanna Talk About Me" as his debut single, but at the last second, the label changed it's collective mind and instead the song went to Toby Keith, who went on to make it a 5-week #1 hit. Instead, the company felt that the song "Austin" was a more conducive to a debut single, proven correct by the 5 weeks that Shelton went on to spend at the top of the Country Singles chart with the song. Shortly after the single was released, Giant Records closed up shop, and Shelton's contract was transferred to Warner Bros. Records, Giant's parent label. Shelton has remained with Warner Bros. Nashville through out his career.

9 studio albums, 1 holiday album and 4 compilation albums later, Shelton has sold over 10 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. He recently

released a collection of past hits, recorded on his 2017 Doing It To Country

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Songs tour, his first live project. He is also preparing for the release of his tenth album; we have the lead single from that project in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Blake Shelton and "I'll Name The Dogs" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.

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Today’s Key Word: “DOGS”

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