In this video, Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton talks about naming his new album “Based on a True Story …,” which was released Tuesday.
Although the busy celebrity coach on the hit reality show “The Voice” didn’t write or co-write any of the album’s 12 tracks, he says in the video the record had a very autobiographical feel when he finished it, inspiring the title.
As previously reported, the Tishomingo resident began Tuesday 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.
He will is performing tonight on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” which airs at 11:37 p.m. weekdays on NBC.
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.
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 airing Mondays and Tuesdays 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 www.bokcenter.com.
Look for my review of Shelton’s “Based on a True Story …” Friday in the Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman, on NewsOK.com and here at BAM’s Blog.