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GRAMMY NOMINATED COUNTRY STAR AND ACM AWARD CO-HOST BLAKE SHELTON EXTENDS FIRST HEADLINING TOUR INTO 2011

GRAMMY NOMINATED COUNTRY STAR AND ACM AWARD CO-HOST BLAKE SHELTON EXTENDS FIRST HEADLINING TOUR INTO 2011

Male Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY nominated country star Blake Shelton is ready to kick-off 2011 with a bang and what better way than to party all night with his fans. Shelton began his first ever headlining tour last October and because of the success and demand, continues the tour up to the ACM Awards on April 3 where he will be co-hosting his first award show with Country music superstar Reba. The “2011 All About Tonight Tour” will pick back up on Friday, Jan. 28 in LaCrosse, WI and along the way will include opening acts such as Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia, The Band Perry and Chris Young.

“I’m excited to get back out there and perform for my fans. They made last year the best year of my life and I hope to make each night of this tour one of the most memorable nights of their lives,” said Shelton. “I’m hoping this tour will prepare me for co-hosting the ACM awards with the queen of country music, Reba. There’s no better practice as my fans are always great at keeping me on my toes.”

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards which will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Blake Shelton is one of the “most versatile of contemporary country singers” (New York Times). The CMA Male Vocalist of the Year proves to be one of the industry’s hottest vocalists with career highlights that include the release of three albums in 2010 – Hillbilly Bone, All About Tonight and his first greatest hits album LOADED: The Best of Blake Shelton, garnering two No. 1 hits with his album’s title-tracks “Hillbilly Bone” (featuring longtime friend, Trace Adkins) and “All About Tonight” and being inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Shelton is currently nominated for his first GRAMMY award for “Best Country Collaboration with Vocals” for his single “Hillbilly Bone.” Shelton’s infectious hit “Hillbilly Bone” has won an award at every major Country award show - the ACA’s for “Music Video of the Year” and “Music Video: Male,” the ACM Award for “Vocal Event of the Year,” CMA Award for “Musical Event of the Year” and CMT Award for “Collaborative Video of the Year.” LOADED: The Best of Blake Shelton is available now and debuted in the Top 10 on the Country Charts adding Shelton into the elite group of artists who have charted three records in one year (among those are Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson) and the only artist to do so in 2010. Shelton has seven No. 1 hits which include his back-to-back multi-week No. 1 singles “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” and “Home,” his five-week No. 1 debut single, “Austin” and two additional multi-week No. 1 hits with “The Baby” and “Some Beach.” Shelton has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007.

“2011 All About Tonight Tour” Tour Dates:

Date City, State
1/28/11 LaCrosse, WI
1/29/11 Bemidji, MN
2/3/11 Jonesboro, AR
2/5/11 Cape Girardeau, MO
2/8/11 Tulare, CA
2/17/11 San Antonio, TX
2/18/11 Winnie, TX
2/19/11 Waco, TX
2/25/11 Brookings, SD
2/26/11 Duluth, MN
3/11/11 Fayetteville, NC
3/12/11 Augusta, GA
3/16/11 Austin, TX
3/17/11 Highland Heights, KY
3/18/11 Corbin, KY
3/19/11 Huntington, WV
3/26/11 Orlando FL
4/9/11 Auburn, AL
4/16/11 Valdosta, GA
5/6/11 Catoosa, OK

For more information on Blake Shelton and specific information on his “2011 All About Tonight Tour”, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com.

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