SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

July 20, 2011 12:12 ET

Blake Shelton Is No. 1 in America

For the First Time in His Career the Reigning CMA Male Vocalist Tops the Overall US Albums Charts Debut Week With "Red River Blue"

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and country music's most interesting man (, Blake Shelton, continues his wave of success with his new Warner Bros. Records release, "Red River Blue" as the largest selling album in the U.S. This amazing debut comes hot on the heels of a string of No. 1s which include: Soundscan Top Current Albums chart, Soundscan Top Country Albums chart, iTunes Overall Albums Chart, iTunes Country Albums Chart and his multi-week insatiable hit "Honey Bee." The single is the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist. "Red River Blue" is the highest digital percentage for Shelton with almost 30% of his album sales and marks his highest selling album debut to date.

See why everyone agrees Red River Blue is No. 1 in America:

"... the most important and visible ambassador from Nashville to the American Mainstream."
- The New York Times

"Blake Shelton, the hottest man in country music right now."
- Regis Philbin, LIVE! With Regis and Kelly

"... Shelton adds fuel to the upward trajectory with the best album of his career."
- Associated Press

"This isn't just a good country record; it's a good record, period."

"Blake Shelton has been one of country music's biggest stars over the past decade."
- Rolling Stone

"'River Blue' carries Shelton into pool of country's best."
- USA Today

"Red River Blue is the perfect summertime soundtrack, a mix of rollicking honky-tonk stomps and breezy mid-tempo tunes, all steeped in Shelton's considerable twangy charm."
- Parade

"These are good times for Blake Shelton... You'd probably pick this guy for your team."
- Billboard

"... Shelton's so charming, he could sing his way down a to-do list..."
- Entertainment Weekly

"Blake Shelton, how did we live so long without you?"
- Vulture,

"Given the roll Blake is on, Red River Blue is a solid indication that more good things are sure to come."

"We now know officially... the most interesting man is Blake Shelton."

American Songwriter - 3½ stars
Country Weekly - 4 stars
Metromix - 3½ stars - 3½ stars - 4 stars - 5 stars
US Weekly - 3½ stars
USA Today - 3 stars

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