In 2001, Shelton signed with Giant Records and released “Austin” as his debut single. Shortly after that song was released, the record label closed, and Shelton was transferred over to Warner Music Nashville. “Austin” became Shelton’s first number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts and spent five weeks at that position. Warner released Shelton’s self-titled debut album and it also produced Top 20 hits “All Over Me” and “Ol’ Red.”
We’re glad that Blake didn’t find his calling in the roofing business! Check out his official “Austin” music video in the next page.