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Blake Shelton beginning media blitz for his new album "Based on a True Story ..." on Tuesday

by Brandy McDonnell Published: March 25, 2013

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton is releasing his new album, “Based On A True Story…,” which Us Weekly gives 3 ½ of 4 stars, on Tuesday.

In support of the release, the Tishomingo resident is set to begin a run of media dates throughout the next two weeks, culminating with a performance at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at 7 p.m. April 7 on CBS.

The Ada native will begin with a performance on NBC’s “Today” show at 7 a.m. Tuesday and will be performing as part of Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Live at 6 p.m. Wednesday. He will also make appearances Thursday on ABC’s “Live! With Kelly and Michael” at 8 a.m. and NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” at 11:37 p.m.  In addition, Shelton will perform at a special private acoustic album release concert in Chicago on Friday  as part of US99.5’s Live Country Series at Joe’s Bar.

The following week, fans can tune in on April 2 for more performances from Shelton on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” at 10:35 p.m. and on April 3 on CBS’ “The Talk” at 1 p.m. He wraps up his appearances with his good friend Chelsea Handler to perform on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” on at 10 p.m. April 3 during the talk show’s hourlong milestone 1081st episode celebration. This marks their first performance on the show.

Shelton also will appear on “Access Hollywood,” “CBS This Morning,” “E! News,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “The Dennis Miller Show” and “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR.

ACM Awards co-host, Country Music Association Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and three-peat Male Vocalist of the Year, Shelton, is one of the “most versatile of contemporary country singers,” according to The New York Times. With eight consecutive No. 1 singles (and 13 overall), Shelton’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. Shelton’s passion for country music and his commitment to mentoring his teammates from “The Voice” make him an incredible ambassador for country music, particularly with Season 4 of the hit reality TV show beginning at 7 tonight on NBC.

Starting July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va., fans can catch Shelton live on his “Ten Times Crazier Tour,” which will feature special guests Mercury Recording artist Easton Corbin and Academy of Country Music New Female Vocalist of the Year Jana Kramer. Shelton will bring his tour to Tulsa’s BOK Center on Oct 4. For more information, go to

See the track listing for “Based On A True Story …” after the break.

“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


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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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