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BLAKE SHELTON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM JULY 12

BLAKE SHELTON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM JULY 12

Shelton is currently a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” along with Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine, which premieres tomorrow April 26

NASHVILLE, TN – (April 20, 2011) – Warner Bros. Records announces today that reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton will release his ninth album on July 12. Produced by multi-award winner Scott Hendricks, the forthcoming album will include Shelton’s fastest rising single to date, “Honey Bee.” Just one week after its debut, “Honey Bee” sold over 138,000 digital singles, a feat unmatched by any country male soloist. Beginning, tomorrow, April 26, Shelton will join superstars Christian Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.”

“There are so many things I’m excited to share with everyone this year,” said Shelton. “I can’t wait for people to hear the record; I have found some of the best songs of my career. I also think people will be surprised at all the talent they will see on ‘The Voice.’ There were so many great vocalists who just blew me away and it has been the coolest thing to be part of it all.”

Check out Blake Shelton and the rest of “The Voice” coaches in NBC’s exclusive preview here.

This past year, Blake Shelton, one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times), proves he is a force to be reckoned with after winning six awards including CMA Award for "Male Vocalist of the Year," receiving three consecutive No. 1's ("Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," "All About Tonight" and "Hillbilly Bone"), selling out shows on his first ever headlining tour "All About Tonight Tour," his first No. 1 album All About Tonight, receiving his first GRAMMY nomination and is currently a coach on NBC's “The Voice” which premieres April 26. In addition to these amazing accolades, Shelton's 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’s current single “Honey Bee” sold over 138,000 digital singles in its debut week, making it the highest single chart debut by any country male soloist to date. Shelton's eight No. 1 hits are "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," "All About Tonight," "Hillbilly Bone," "She Wouldn't Be Gone," "Home," "Some Beach," "The Baby" and "Austin." Shelton has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007.

For additional information on Blake Shelton and updates on his forthcoming release, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com.

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