With the success of his 2008 chart-topper "Home" (written by David Foster), Blake Shelton took a long career step forward. With the release of Startin' Fires, he leaps to a whole new level. "Home" took Shelton into new musical territory, stretching him vocally and stylistically, helping him expand his audience to include those who might have missed the more traditional approach he'd taken to that point.
Startin' Fires, his fifth album, completes that journey, establishing him in the process as one of country music's most talented and versatile song stylists. "This is something I've been wanting to do," he says, "exploring richer melodies and challenging myself as a singer."
Blake's stature as a singer has grown steadily through the years, and his presence everywhere from network television to Youtube has raised his profile even more. Now, with the release of Startin’ Fires, Blake steps into the forefront as both one of the country’s premiere vocalists and one of its true personalities.