Trivia / Blake Shelton

  • Career Resurrection: "Home" seems to be an example, as it launched an uninterrupted streak of #1 hits following a rather inconsistent track record.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: For some reason, "Sure Be Cool If You Did" has been erroneously credited as being co-written by Nicolle Galyon (a contestant on The Voice) instead of her husband, Rodney Clawson, who is a prominent Nashville songwriter.
  • Creator Couple: With Miranda Lambert.
  • Long Runner: His current streak of No. 1 songs in as many single releases, taking both Billboard's traditional Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts into consideration; the current streak, which began in February 2010 with "Hillbilly Bone" (a duet with Trace Adkins), reached 16 in December 2015 with "Gonna." Shelton is just the fifth artist in the nearly 72-year history of the country chart to have 15 or more No. 1 songs in a row — discounting non-No. 1 duets, B-sides or Christmas singles, per chart historian Joel Whitburn's rules — and has made parity with Buck Owens (15 straight from 1963-1967), Sonny James (16 straight from 1967-1971), Alabama (21 straight from 1980-1987) and Earl Thomas Conley (16 straight from 1983-1989).
    • None of country music's other greats — Eddy Arnold, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Ronnie Milsap, Reba McEntire, The Judds, George Strait, Brad Paisley and countless others — had more than 11 in a row, with several of the aforementioned having no more than five in a row.
  • Label to the Rescue: Giant Records closed while "Austin" was climbing. Parent company Warner Bros. quickly stepped in to prop up the single and release the album.
  • What Could Have Been: His debut single could have been "I Wanna Talk About Me", later a big hit for Toby Keith, but the label thought the song was too risky for a newcomer.