Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2003 Blake Shelton earned a #1 single in Billboard with "The Baby"?

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Here are 5 little known facts about Blake Shelton.

  • When he was 8 years old, Blake's mother entered him into the talent portion of a local beauty pageant.
  • A teenage Blake was part of the entertainment lineup at an Ada, Okla., show honoring songwriter and native Oklahoman Mae Boren Axton, who co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel." Mae was impressed with what she saw and convinced Blake he needed to move to Nashville. Blake followed her advice, and in June 1994, two weeks after graduating from high school, he headed for Music City.
  • His musical influences include Earl Thomas Conley ,Travis Tritt, Hank Williams Jr. and Dan Seals.
  • His hobbies include hunting, fishing and collecting pocket knives.
  • He lives on a ranch west of Nashville. To kick-start life on the farm, Blake bought 32 chickens, 12 turkeys and two ducks.