Blake Shelton To Receive 2,755th Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Shelton will be recognized for his “outstanding achievements in the music industry.”
Photo Courtesy Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton will soon receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The country superstar will receive the 2,755th star on the Walk of Fame in the category of Recording for his “outstanding achievements in the music industry.”
Earlier this month, Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez announced the exciting news via a press release.
His Wife, Gwen Stefani, Will Be Present
“Blake Shelton is one of the music and television world’s most popular entertainers,” Martinez shared. ”He keeps The Voice audiences in stitches with his witty banter and he has captured many fan’s hearts with his soulful country voice. To think that he began his career at the age of 17 is amazing. We are proud to have him join the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
The dedication will take place at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Amoeba Music in Los Angeles, California on Friday, May 12 at 11:30 AM PST.
He will receive the prestigious honor in front of a star-studded audience and thousands of fans, who will attend both in person and virtually. Blake Shelton’s star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com.
Emceed by Kit Hoover, the star ceremony will feature two special guests, his wife, Gwen Stefani, and his longtime friend and The Voice cohort, Carson Daly.
One of country music’s biggest stars, Blake Shelton is a 10-time CMA Award winner and has dozens of other awards, including American Music Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and more.
28 No.1 Hits
Over the course of his illustrious career, Shelton has earned 28 chart-topping singles and raked in an impressive 11 billion global streams. To date, the Oklahoma native has sold more than 13 million albums and 52 million singles.
His latest single, “No Body,” was released in 2022 and follows the “Come Back as a Country Boy,” from his 2021 Body Language album. The project also included “Happy Anywhere” with Stefani. The platinum-selling track became an instant fan-favorite upon its release. It was his second duet with Stefani, following the multi-week No.1 “Nobody But You.”
In addition to a successful musical career, Shelton has also made a name for himself on the small screen and became a household name thanks to his time on The Voice.
Since the inception of NBC’s The Voice in 2011, Shelton has served as a coach and has mentored nine champions, including Chloe Kohanski, Sundance Head, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, Jermaine Paul, Todd Tilghman, Cam Anthony and Bryce Leatherwood.
Season 23 will mark Shelton’s final season on the popular singing competition show.
Blake Shelton also stars in and co-produces a new celebrity game show, Barmageddon, which airs on USA Network and was recently renewed for a second season, which is currently being filmed at the Nashville location of Shelton popular bar, Ole Red.
In partnership with Ryman Hospitality, Blake Shelton has opened several Ole Red locations in addition to the Nashville location. The first Ole Red opened in 2017 in his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Ole Red locations are now open at the Nashville Airport and Gatlinburg, as well as in Orlando, Florida. They also recently broke ground on a new location in Las Vegas.
Blake Shelton is also a philanthropist and has helped raise millions of dollars for children’s hospitals, disaster relief organizations, food banks, and more in his home state of Oklahoma and throughout the entire country.
Following his final season on The Voice, Shelton hoped to enjoy some downtime, however, his other projects, like Ole Red and Barmageddon, will keep him busy.
“I thought I was getting away from The Voice so that I would have more free time, but you’re making me feel like maybe not,” he said recently.
After wrapping his Back To The Honky Tonk tour earlier this year, Shelton hopes to model his upcoming touring places after those of his musical hero, George Strait.
“George Strait is my hero on lots of different levels, one of which is how little he tours. And it’s like, I want to do everything like George Strait,” he quipped.
Currently, the “Austin” singer has only a handful of dates on the books for the remainder of 2023. He’s scheduled to appear at Barefoot Country Fest on June 16 as well as a number of other festivals through the end of the year.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.