Trivia / Blake Shelton

  • Career Resurrection: "Home" seems to be an example, as it launched a massive streak of #1 hits following a rather inconsistent track record.
  • Chart Displacement: "Ol' Red" only got to #14 early in his career, but is still one of his most famous songs.
  • 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 from 2010 to 2015.
  • Follow Up Failure: This dogged his career early on: "Austin" was followed by the #18 flop "All Over Me", while the followup to "The Baby", "Heavy Liftin'", stalled out at #32. (Judging from its chart run, it seems to have been pulled prematurely for "Playboys of the Southwestern World", which fared little better at #24.)
  • Label to the Rescue: Giant Records closed while "Austin" was climbing. Parent company Warner Bros. Records quickly stepped in to prop up the single and release the album.
  • One-Hit Wonder: Clearly not Blake himself, but many of his collaborators have been:
    • "Boys 'Round Here" is credited to "featuring Pistol Annies and Friends". Pistol Annies was a group consisting of Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley, who recorded two Hitless Hit Albums. The "And Friends" are the songwriters (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Craig Wiseman), the producer (Scott Hendricks), and The Voice contestant RaeLynn. While Rhett had two hits in The '90s and RaeLynn later had a hit with "God Made Girls", and Lambert obviously has many hits of her own, everyone else credited on the song has not.
    • "My Eyes" gave Advertised Extra credit to backing vocalist Gwen Sebastian, who was also a competitor on The Voice (although she had a few independent releases beforehand) and
    • Monroe herself later sang duet vocals on "Lonely Tonight".
  • 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.

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