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Happy Birthday Blake Shelton: A Hairy Look Back

Blake Shelton has come a long way since debuting on the country scene in 2001. 

From obscurity in small-town Oklahoma, the superstar has become one of the best-selling and most recognized music artists in the world. Today's he's a celebrated TV star with nearly 20 million Twitter followers who has enjoyed high profile relationships with two of music's leading ladies. There's another reality that embodies Blake's transformation better than anything else, however – the 2006 shedding of his country-boy mullet.

We've grown accustomed to Blake with short hair by now, of course, but a look back is always fun. That said, and in honor of the Oklahoman's 41st birthday (6/18), here are 10 fav' Blake Shelton videos from the mullet and post-mullet eras. Ready, set, grow!

Mullets Rule (2001-2006)

"Austin" (2001)

Blake Shelton - Austin (Official Video)

Get Blake Shelton's new album If I'm Honest for only $0.99 at Google Play! Click here to get it - http://smarturl.it/ifimhonest_gp © 2006 WMG Austin (Official Video) iTunes: http://budurl.com/getloaded Amazon: http://budurl.com/327c Check out Blake's official website at http://www.blakeshelton.com/ Love the vid? Give Blake a thumbs up!

"Ol' Red" (2002)

Blake Shelton - Ol' Red (Official Video)

Get Blake Shelton's new album If I'm Honest for only $0.99 at Google Play! Click here to get it - http://smarturl.it/ifimhonest_gp © 2006 WMG Ol' Red (Official Video) iTunes: http://budurl.com/getloaded Amazon: http://budurl.com/327c Check out Blake's official website at http://www.blakeshelton.com/ Check out Blake on Spotify - http://bit.ly/1cO5IOC

"The Baby" (2002)

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© 2007 WMG The Baby (Official Video) iTunes: http://budurl.com/getloaded Amazon: http://budurl.com/327c http://www.blakeshelton.com

"Some Beach" (2004)

Blake Shelton - Some Beach (Official Video)

© 2006 WMG Some Beach (OfficialVideo) iTunes: http://budurl.com/getloaded Amazon: http://budurl.com/327c Follow Blake on Twitter! http://twitter.com/blakeshelton Some beach. Somewhere. http://www.blakeshelton.com

"Nobody But Me" (2005)

Blake Shelton - Nobody But Me (Official Video)

© 2006 WMG Nobody But Me (Official Video) iTunes: http://budurl.com/getloaded Amazon: http://budurl.com/327c Follow Blake on Twitter! http://twitter.com/blakeshelton Thumbs up if you like the vid!

 

Mama's Little Baby Love, Shortnin' Shortnin' (2006-Present)

"The More I Drink" (2006)

Blake Shelton - The More I Drink (Official Video)

© 2007 WMG The More I Drink (Official Video) iTunes: http://budurl.com/getloaded Amazon: http://budurl.com/327c Like the song? Tell Blake by giving him a thumbs up! Check out Blake's official website at http://www.blakeshelton.com/

"Home" (2008)

Blake Shelton - Home (Official Video)

Get Blake Shelton's new album If I'm Honest for only $0.99 at Google Play! Click here to get it - http://smarturl.it/ifimhonest_gp © 2008 WMG Home (Official Video) iTunes: http://budurl.com/getloaded Amazon: http://budurl.com/327c Blake's official website http://www.blakeshelton.com Do you love the song? Let Blake know with a thumbs up.

"All About Tonight" (2010)

Blake Shelton - All About Tonight (Official Video)

© 2010 WMG All About Tonight (Video) Download on iTunes: http://budurl.com/ej5g Download on Amazon: http://budurl.com/y35k Thumbs up if you live for tonight. Official website: http://www.blakeshelton.com/

"Boys 'Round Here" (2013)

Blake Shelton - Boys 'Round Here ft. Pistol Annies & Friends (Official Music Video)

Get Blake Shelton's new album If I'm Honest for only $0.99 at Google Play! Click here to get it - http://smarturl.it/ifimhonest_gp Stream on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/neonlightspotify http://www.blakeshelton.com https://twitter.com/blakeshelton https://www.facebook.com/blakeshelton Get Blake Shelton's new album Based On A True Story...

"Every Time I Hear That Song" (2017)

Blake Shelton - Every Time I Hear That Song (Official Music Video)

visit http://www.ikms.co Official music video for "Every Time I Hear That Song" from Blake Shelton's album, If I'm Honest. Available on iTunes: https://wmna.sh/ifimhonest Listen on Spotify: https://wmna.sh/ifimhonest_sp http://blakeshelton.com

What's Blake got planned for his big day? He hasn't said yet, but it'll most certainly include short hair, drinks, and Gwen Stefani. Afterward, look for the superstar in Wisconsin, Ohio, North Carolina and Kentucky, among other stops. See a complete list of summer tour dates here.

 

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin' country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.