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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Blake Shelton performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on August 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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)

“Ol’ Red” (2002)

“The Baby” (2002)

“Some Beach” (2004)

“Nobody But Me” (2005)


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

“The More I Drink” (2006)

“Home” (2008)

“All About Tonight” (2010)

“Boys ‘Round Here” (2013)

“Every Time I Hear That Song” (2017)

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.