Blake Shelton had a good thing going well before becoming a judge on The Voice. His very first single, “Austin,” zipped to the top of the country charts for five weeks back in 2001, launching an impressive run of gold and platinum albums and no less than 23 No. 1 singles. Of course, The Voice took his fame from just country fans to the broader mainstream thanks to his aw-shucks personality and spirited exchanges with Adam Levine. High-profile tabloid-fodder romances with ex-wife Miranda Lambert and fellow Voice judge Gwen Stefani certainly didn’t hurt his fame factor. Shelton is touring behind his new album, If I’m Honest.
Fri, Feb. 24 at 7:30 pm • $32.50/$52.50/$72.50 • All-ages • Spokane Arena • 720 W. Mallon • spokanearena.com
— Dan Nailen