Revisit the records this suave good ol' boy used to conquer country

This tour through Shelton's most strapping successes shows a sure-voiced natural growing into the kind of star who can make any pick-up line seem smooth and all manner of heartbreak feel dignified. Tearjerkers "The Baby" and "Austin" nail the three-minute, three-act storytelling of early-'00s twang pop, but they're met by the likes of the cheerful, breezy "Honey Bee," a country-rock compendium of new ways to say "I love you." Each cut nails the sound of its moment—"Boys 'Round Here" even toys with hick-hop—while Shelton himself continues to transcend the trends.

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