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Blake Shelton, Panic! At the Disco and Kane Brown performing tonight on 'The Voice'

Blake Shelton. Photo provided

Native Oklahoman and six-time winning “Voice” coach Blake Shelton, award-winning and internationally acclaimed band Panic! At The Disco and breakthrough country star Kane Brown are set to take the stage on the four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” on tonight's live telecast, airing from 7 to 8 p.m. on NBC. 

An Ada native who lives in Tishomingo, Shelton will perform his new single, “I Lived It,” from his hit record “Texoma Shore” that was released late last year.

Panic! At The Disco will perform “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” off the band's forthcoming album “Pray for the Wicked,” due out on June 22. The group will also be heading out on a North American arena tour this summer starting July 11.

Multi-platinum artist and three-time Billboard Award nominee Brown will perform his No. 1 platinum-selling hit “Heaven.” Brown, the only artist in Billboard history to top all five Billboard Country charts simultaneously, broke onto the scene with his chart-topping debut album, which spent 11 weeks and counting at No. 1 on the Billboard Album chart. “Heaven” is the 24-year-old singer/songwriter’s follow-up to his multi-platinum No. 1 hit song “What Ifs.” It has held the No. 1 slot for more than seven weeks on Nielsen’s On Demand Audio Core Country Streaming chart.

ABOUT BLAKE SHELTON

Shelton was named Top Country Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards last year and ended 2017 as Billboard’s Most Played Country Artist. He’s also the current People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Male Country Artist, and the first country artist ever to win the all-genre Favorite Album category. Plus, he's a five-time Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year winner and Grammy Award nominee. 

His new album, “Texoma Shore,” has become his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. “Texoma Shore” features the hit single “I’ll Name the Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts more than 30 million streams and recently became his 25th No. 1 single. “I Lived It” is his current single. 

In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. “Texoma Shore” follows 2016’s gold-certified “If I’m Honest,” the best-selling country album release of the year that spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.

ABOUT PANIC! AT THE DISCO

Award-winning internationally acclaimed rockers Panic! At The Disco have announced the release of “Pray for the Wicked” (out June 22 via Fueled by Ramen/DCD2 Records), which comes off the heels of their critically acclaimed fifth album, “Death of a Bachelor.” The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. The Recording Industry Association of America-certified platinum-selling release was the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest selling album released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan. "Death of a Bachelor" has also spawned RIAA-certified gold singles “Hallelujah,” “LA Devotee,” Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time,” and platinum singles "Death of a Bachelor,” "Emperor's New Clothes,” and “Victorious." 

The band's gold-certified fourth studio album, "Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!," was released in October 2013, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Panic! At The Disco's previous albums include 2005's double-platinum “A Fever You Can't Sweat Out,” 2008's gold-certified “Pretty. Odd.k” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and “Vices & Virtues,” which debuted at No. 7. Panic! At The Disco have been nominated for multiple awards, including a Grammy, Teen Choice Award, Alternative Press Music Award, Kerrang! Award, and MTV Video Music Awards. At the MTV VMAs in 2006, the group won the highly coveted Video of the Year trophy for the video for its smash "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." Most recently, frontman Brendon Urie starred as Charlie Price in the critically acclaimed Broadway hit "Kinky Boots."

ABOUT KANE BROWN

Breakthrough country star Kane Brown broke onto the scene and topped the Billboard Top Country Albums for 11 weeks with his platinum-selling self-titled debut effort, earning him the best new artist country debut of the past three years and setting a record as the only artist in Billboard history to simultaneously top all five country charts. 

A three-time Billboard Award nominee and double Academy of Country Music Awards nominee this year, Brown's current single, the platinum-selling “Heaven,” is currently No. 1. “Heaven” has held the No. 1 slot for more than 7 weeks on Nielsen’s On Demand Audio Core Country Streaming chart and is Brown’s third track to achieve platinum or multi-platinum certification. “Heaven” follows Brown’s ACM-nominated, breakthrough No. 1 multiplatinum single “What Ifs,” featuring Lauren Alaina, which was 2018’s No. 1 most-streamed country song. 

The 24-year-old singer/songwriter has garnered more than 1 billion on-demand audio and video streams, including 81 million views for “Heaven.” Brown continues to break records – from his "Chapter 1 EP" (2016), which was the highest-debuting country EP of the Nielsen SoundScan era, to his No. 1 debut album "Kane Brown," which became the sole country album released since December 2016 to receive RIAA platinum certification status and the only country album to achieve 11 weeks at No. 1 in the same time period.

The Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” are the No. 1 and No. 2 alternative series of the 2017-18 season to date in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, according to a news release. They have combined to average a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.1 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research. The current spring cycle opened on Feb. 26 with the show’s highest results in the past 12 months in both 18-49 (a 3.5 rating in L+7) and total viewers (14.8 million).

-BAM 

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old... Read more ›

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