Blake Shelton returns to "The Voice" for the 13th season with the incredible accomplishment of being the coach for five champions over the course of the series, including Season 11 winner Sundance Head.
Shelton's other winners are Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope and Jermaine Paul.
Shelton kicks off the season with wins of his own. He was recently named the Top Country Artist at the Billboard Music Awards in May and is the People's Choice Award winner for Favorite Male Country Artist, and the first country artist ever to win the all-genre Favorite Album category.
In addition to being the reigning American Music Awards Favorite Male Artist for Country, he's also a five-time CMA Awards Male Vocalist of the Year winner.
His most recent album, "If I'm Honest," was the bestselling country album released in 2016 and has yielded the No. 1 hit singles "Came Here to Forget," "A Guy with a Girl" and "Every Time I Hear That Song." Upon release, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Sales and Country Albums charts. The 15-track album contains several songs written by Shelton, including "Friends," the featured song in the box office smash "Angry Birds: The Movie." Shelton also penned the gospel-hymn tinged "Savior's Shadow" and "Go Ahead and Break My Heart," a duet he co-wrote and performs with Gwen Stefani.
Shelton has garnered an amazing 24 No. 1 singles, beginning in 2001 with "Austin," from his debut album. In February, he kicked off his "Doing It to Country Songs Tour" where his commitment to his "Voice" contestants has been clearly evident, with Season 2 contestant RaeLynn and Sundance Head featured as his opening acts.
Shelton was born, raised and lives in Oklahoma, where he has strong community ties. In response to the devastating tornadoes of 2013, Shelton and NBC teamed up on the telethon "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert." With the help of Reba, Usher, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and others, the telethon raised more than $6 million for United Way of Central Oklahoma. In September, he donated $500,000 to the Jimmy Everest Center, an Oklahoma University hospital for children with blood cancer and blood disorders. In association with Ryman Hospitality, Shelton will open an entertainment-themed restaurant and bar called Ole Red. The first location will open this fall in his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.