Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country music singer. In 2001, he made his debut with the single “Austin”. Released as the lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin” went on to spend five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. This song was the first single from his gold-certified debut album, which also produced two more Top 20 hits. Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, Shelton was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001.