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BLAKE SHELTON RECEIVES FIRST DIGITAL PLATINUM SINGLE WITH “HONEY BEE”

BLAKE SHELTON RECEIVES FIRST DIGITAL PLATINUM SINGLE WITH “HONEY BEE”

The Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year’s Single Racks in Four Consecutive Weeks at No. 1

Shelton will perform on NBC’s Summer Concert Series this Friday

NASHVILLE, TN – (July 6, 2011) – Blake Shelton, reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and the most interesting man in country music (http://bit.ly/mostinterestingman), receives his first ever digital Platinum single this week with his infectious hit, “Honey Bee.” Shelton holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist. The single also holds the No. 1 spot on the Country Aircheck / Mediabase chart and the Billboard Country chart for the fourth week in a row with over 40 million in audience. No country artist has held this record in over six years.

Tune-in this Friday, July 8 at 8:00 AM EST to NBC’s the TODAY Show’s Summer Concert Series to catch Shelton perform “Honey Bee” and his new single, “God Gave Me You.” Check out the exclusive stream of “God Gave Me You” on AOL this week: http://blog.music.aol.com/2011/07/06/blake-shelton-god-gave-me-you/

Last week, Shelton held the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Overall Albums Chart, iTunes Country Album Chart and iTunes Country Song Chart. He is currently nominated for his first ever Teen Choice Award in the categories of Choice Music: Male Country Artist and Choice Music: Country Single for “Honey Bee.”

“Honey Bee” is off Shelton’s eighth studio album, Red River Blue, available everywhere beginning July 12. Pre-sale options are available now at www.BlakeShelton.com . Pre-order the album on iTunes here: http://budurl.com/redriverbluepr.

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