As Shelton Marvels At His Success - He Scores MORE!
Blake Shelton admits he's been incredibly fortunate in his career, but he's the first to tell you that it hasn't been by design. In fact, he's not sure at all how it's happened! (here's a hint, Blake, you're super talented and lots of people LIKE you!)
From the looks of things, he's not going anywhere either. As we reportedly previously, Shelton recently logged his eleventh number one hit in a row with his latest single, "Doin' What She Likes." With the accomplishment, Shelton also set the new record for the most consecutive number ones on the "Billboard" Country Airplay chart, which was introduced in January 1990. Blake says the feat made him think of Earl Thomas Conley, who ruled the chart in the 1980s He explains that Conley is one of his heroes, and the idea that he could come close to matching Conley's success is "pretty unbelievable."
Between August 1983 and June 1989, 16 of Conley's 17 singles went to number one. Only his 1986 Anita Pointer duet, "Too Many Times" failed to top the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It peaked at number two. Oops.