Some folks say that three of anything is a charm. In sports, they call it a "hat trick." In country music, it's just called "hitmaking." Well, whatever one wants to term it, Blake Shelton has done it--he's hit No. 1 on the charts three consecutive times in a row; the latest chart-topper being the single "Who You Are When I'm Not Looking."
The single is actually Shelton's 8th No. 1 over the course of his career. (The rundown? "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.") However, this is the first time he's scored a triple back-to-back set.
"Who You Are"--a sweet and affecting ballad contemplating a beloved woman's lesser-known sides, which was first cut by Joe Nichols in 2007--comes from Shelton's album All About Tonight, which he discussed with us during its release week back in August of 2010. "This album is more laid-back, more down-the-middle country," he explained. "It's got attitude people expect from me, but it's got the softer side also."
Shelton has really been on a roll, which started early in 2010 and continues into this year. The abridged major highlights: he proposed to country's current it-girl Miranda Lambert, won CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, got invited and inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and received his first Grammy nomination (as well as presented at the show earlier this month).
Next up? Well, not sure when exactly his wedding to Lambert will be, so bet on seeing him at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards April 3, where he'll be co-hosting along with Reba McEntire.
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