Blake Shelton came out of 2016 with the best-selling country album release of the year in the Gold-certified Came Here To Forget and jumped right into 2017 with the record’s latest smash hit “A Guy With A Girl” hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart in the U.S. and Canada. This is Blake’s 23rd #1 hit.
“I’ve been in this business long enough to know that a number one single should be celebrated and never taken for granted,” Shelton said. “I’m just as excited about ‘Guy With A Girl’ going No. 1 as I was ‘Austin.’ The first thing I did when I found out today was call my mom, just like I did with my first and every No. 1. So, as always, thanks to country radio and especially the fans for this.”
Shelton will perform “Every Time I Hear That Song” tomorrow night at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, where he is nominated for Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Album. The reigning Amercian Music Award male vocalist also earned a nod from iHeartRadio for Best Lyrics with the No. 1 “Came Here To Forget.”
With his 23rd chart-topping song and an already busy first few weeks of 2017, Shelton shows no signs of slowing down as he prepares to kick off his “Doing It To Country Songs” tour in Bakersfield, CA on February 16. Last week the Platinum-selling superstar revealed the addition of Voice season 11 champion Sundance Head to the run, where they will be joined by season 2 contestant, label-mate and Pandora’s 2017 “Ones To Watch” artist RaeLynn. The five-time Voice-winning coach has begun production on the upcoming season and also recently announced his latest endeavor in association with Ryman Hospitality – Ole Red, a new entertainment-themed bar and restaurant in Nashville.
Tickets for the “Doing It To Country Songs” tour are currently on sale. For information about purchasing VIP experience packages through CID Entertainment, please visit www.cidentertainment.com/events/blake-shelton-tour-2017
“DOING IT TO COUNTRY SONGS” TOUR DATES
2/16/17 Bakersfield, CA
2/17/17 Los Angeles, CA
2/23/17 Portland, OR
2/24/17 Spokane, WA
2/25/17 Tacoma, WA*
3/3/17 Fresno, CA
3/4/17 Las Vegas, NV
3/9/17 Sacramento, CA
3/10/17 San Jose, CA
3/11/17 San Diego, CA
3/16/17 Evansville, IN
3/17/17 Chicago, IL
3/18/17 Omaha, NE
*Sundance Head not performing on this date.