Blake Shelton (album)

Blake Shelton
Studio album by Blake Shelton
Released July 31, 2001
Genre Country
Length 34:10
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Bobby Braddock
Blake Shelton chronology
Blake Shelton
The Dreamer
Singles from Blake Shelton
  1. "Austin"
    Released: April 16, 2001
  2. "All Over Me"
    Released: October 15, 2001
  3. "Ol' Red"
    Released: March 18, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores

Blake Shelton is the debut studio album by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in 2001 on Warner Bros. Records, although the single "Austin" was released by Warner subsidiary Giant. The album features his debut single "Austin", as well as the singles "All Over Me" and "Ol' Red". It has been certified gold by the RIAA. Shelton co-wrote four of the ten tracks.


"Austin" was the lead-off single from the album. This song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts that year. Although Shelton has since charted five more Number Ones, "Austin" is his longest-lasting Number One hit, at five weeks. Following this song was "All Over Me", which reached number 18 on the country charts, and "Ol' Red", which peaked at number 14. The latter was originally recorded by George Jones on his 1990 album You Oughta Be Here with Me, and by Kenny Rogers on his 1993 album If Only My Heart Had a Voice. Due to the closure of Giant Records in 2001, Shelton was transferred to the Nashville division of Giant's parent label, Warner Bros. Records, which promoted and distributed the second and third singles.

Critical reception

Maria Konicki Dinoia of Allmusic rated the album four stars out of five, saying, "This impressive ten-song compilation is an earnest debut full of lots of promise and originality" and citing the presence of Bobby Braddock cowrites.[1]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Every Time I Look at You"  Doug Johnson, Blake Shelton 2:57
2. "All Over Me"  Earl Thomas Conley, Shelton, Mike Pyle 3:14
3. "She Doesn't Know She's Got It"  John Rich, Chris Waters, Tom Shapiro 3:18
4. "Austin"  Kirsti Manna, David Kent 3:50
5. "Ol' Red"  James "Bo" Bohan, Don Goodman, Mark Sherrill 3:42
6. "I Thought There Was Time"  Bobby Braddock 3:24
7. "Same Old Song"  B. Braddock 3:50
8. "That's What I Call Home"  Richard Mainegra, Shelton, Michael Kosser 3:17
9. "Problems at Home"  Don Ellis, Billy Montana, Shelton 4:00
10. "If I Was Your Man"  Lauren Braddock, Don Henry 3:39
Total length:


Compiled from liner notes.[2]


Background vocals
  • Deborah Allen – "Problems at Home"
  • Greg Barnhill – "Every Time I Look at You", "If I Was Your Man"
  • Richard Mainegra – "I Thought There Was Time", "That's What I Call Home"
  • Rachel Proctor – "Ol' Red"
  • Dennis Wilson – "All Over Me", "She Doesn't Know She's Got It", "Austin", "Ol' Red", "I Thought There Was Time", "Same Old Song"
  • Curtis Young – "Every Time I Look at You", "Problems at Home", "If I Was Your Man"
String section
  • A^ on "All Over Me" and "Problems at Home"
  • B^ on "Austin"
  • C^ on "Ol' Red"

Strings arranged by Bobby Braddock and Tim Lauer, conducted by Tim Lauer.

  • Janice Azrak – art director
  • Bobby Braddock – producer
  • Señor McGuire – photography
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Ed Seay – mixing
  • Jim Shea – photography

Chart performance


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 45


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
2001 "Austin" 1 18
"All Over Me" 18 110
2002 "Ol' Red" 14 101


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum


  1. 1 2 Dinoia, Maria Konicki. "Blake Shelton review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
  2. Blake Shelton (CD insert). Blake Shelton. Warner Bros. Records. 2001. 24731.
  3. "American album certifications – Blake Shelton – Blake Shelton". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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