- Left Oklahoma for Nashville two weeks after his high school graduation to pursue a recording career.
- Released his debut album, Blake Shelton, in 2001 and had his first hit single with "Austin."
- Was a judge on the fifth season of Nashville Star; Miranda Lambert came in third place on the show when she appeared as a contestant in 2003.
- Met future wife Miranda Lambert in 2006 when the two sang "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" on CMT's 100 Greatest Duets Concert.
- In 2010, he won Male Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards.
- Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010.
- Is an avid hunter and fisherman.