Backstory: Blake Shelton

July 18, 2018 -  By
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Blake Shelton headshot

Blake Shelton

Owner
Blake Shelton Landscaping
Franklin, Tenn.

Education

Centennial High School
Franklin, Tenn.
Class of 2005

“I started cutting my neighbors’ yards in 2002. I used to push mow from 2002 to 2005.”

Work Experience

2005-present
Blake Shelton Landscaping
Franklin, Tenn.
Owner

“I’ve never worked for anybody else. If I want to go see my kids and my wife, I can just get in my vehicle and go. I like the freedom and flexibility of (owning my own business).”

“In 2005, I was mostly doing lawn care and maintenance. In 2007, I went to the Rain Bird school in Chattanooga, Tenn., and learned about irrigation. The lawn care industry is an easy-entry business and has gotten so competitive. I thought, ‘I have to be different,’ so I branched out and started doing irrigation and lighting.”

Did you know?

Blake Shelton and Blake Shelton

“My favorite song is ‘Red Red Red Redneck’ (‘Boys ‘Round Here’). When people tell me to sing a song since I’m ‘Blake Shelton,’ that’s the one I start singing … I’m actually in his video for the song, ‘Heavy Lifting.’ Blake Shelton’s manager called my mom and asked if I could be in the video. My business wasn’t anything then. At that point, it was just that we had the same name.”

Blake Shelton Landscaping van

“I get it every day. I’ll see people get really close to my van and start taking pictures. I’ve thought about buying one of those Blake Shelton poster board faces and putting it in my van.”

Blake Shelton and wife, Annah, and two kids

“My wife, Annah, and I have Tennessee Titans season tickets, so we like to go to those together. I have a Titans tattoo on my back—that’s how much I love them.”

Blake Shelton's five kids

“I collect football helmets. My stepson (left) and I also like to ride dirt bikes. And my family and I like to go camping a lot.”

Words of Wisdom

“Communication is the key to everything.”

“If you don’t have time to do something or are overbooked, always return someone’s call and let them know what’s going on.”

“Everyone has flaws, and you always have to protect yourself and your family.”

Photos: Blake Shelton

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Sarah Webb

About the Author:

Sarah Webb is Landscape Management's associate editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Prior to her role at LM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor.

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