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BLAKE SHELTON’S “HONEY BEE” GOES DIGITAL GOLD AND MAKES CHART HISTORY

BLAKE SHELTON’S “HONEY BEE” GOES DIGITAL GOLD AND MAKES CHART HISTORY

The staff at Warner Music Nashville joined together to celebrate “Team Blake” as Shelton claims the fastest rising single ever to hit digital gold by a male country soloist

NASHVILLE, TN – (May 25, 2011) – The staff at Warner Music Nashville are celebrating “Team Blake” as Blake Shelton makes history with his latest single “Honey Bee.” In seven weeks, “Honey Bee” goes digital gold, making it the fastest rising single ever to sell over 500,000 digital copies by a male country soloist. “Honey Bee,” which is off his forthcoming release Red River Blue available everywhere July 12, is currently No. 8 on the country charts and is Shelton’s fastest rising single to date.

Blake Shelton, one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times) and is the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton’s latest single “Honey Bee” follows his three consecutive No. 1 hits: "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," "All About Tonight" and "Hillbilly Bone." His latest CD, LOADED: The Best of Blake Shelton debuted in the Top 10 on the country charts, adding Shelton into an elite group of artists who have charted three records in one year (among those are Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson). Shelton has eight No. 1 hits and has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007.

Photo Caption: Warner Music Nashville staff with President & CEO John Esposito

For additional information on Blake Shelton, please visit:
Website: www.BlakeShelton.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlakeShelton

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