Did you know back in Blake Shelton’s early days of recording with Giant Records, he was supposed to cut the song “I Wanna Talk About Me?” The label however agreed that this would not be the appropriate release for a lead-off single.
Instead, the song was given to Toby Keith who took it to the top of the Country Music charts, eventually peaking at #1 later that year. Shelton label however released the single “Austin,” which garnered him a #1 hit for 5 weeks and after Giant Records was dissolved, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records.
Blake is now the reining CMA Male Vocalist of the year with 13 #1 hit singles and married to Country Music’s leading lady Miranda Lambert. It’s funny how things work out in the end. Do you think Blake could have done a better job that Toby? Leave us a comment!