NASHVILLE, TN – (April 3, 2013) – Blake Shelton’s new album Based On a True Story… which was released on Warner Bros. Records March 26th has debuted at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart. People has said of Blake’s album that “Like him, it’s just all so dang likeable,” and The New York Times raves “To a purist Mr. Shelton is a savvy student of tradition. To a would-be outlaw he’s forever adding a wink.” Based On a True Story… was given 3 ½ of 4 stars by both USA Today and Us Weekly and Billboard says they can “see four chairs turning around for this one.” Blake’s current hit single, “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” which Entertainment Weekly calls “ludicrously catchy” with an A- rating, is now his 8th consecutive No. 1 and 13th overall, spending multiple weeks at the top spot on Billboard. Blake has also been chosen to receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award by the Academy of Country Music, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music. Past recipients of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award include Garth Brooks, George Burns, Jeff Foxworthy, Willie Nelson and George Strait. Tune-in tonight to catch Blake with his good friend Chelsea Handler performing on E!’s Chelsea Lately on at 11pm ET/PT during the talk show’s hour-long milestone 1081st episode celebration, marking their first performance on the show. Blake will also be both co-hosting and performing at The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7th at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. Based On a True Story… Track Listing Boys ‘Round Here Sure Be Cool If You Did Do You Remember Small Town Big Time Country On The Radio My Eyes Doin’ What She Likes I Still Got A Finger Mine Would Be You Lay Low Ten Times Crazier Grandaddy’s Gun ACM Awards co-host, CMA Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and three-peat Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, is one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times). With eight consecutive No. 1 singles (thirteen overall), Blake’s infectious multi-week No.1 hit, “Honey Bee" holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist. Blake’s current hit, “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” is off his 10th studio recording Based On a True Story… available everywhere. Blake Shelton’s passion for country music and his commitment to mentoring his teammates from The Voice make him an incredible ambassador for country music. Starting July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA, you can catch Blake live on his “Ten Times Crazier Tour.” For dates visit: www.BlakeShelton.com
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