D’Addario and Planet Waves are excited to announce the signing of country musician and star of NBC’s The Voice, Blake Shelton and his band. Shelton recently released its latest hit album, Honey Bee, and is currently on the road with his Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012.
Blake Shelton is a breakout star of NBC’s The Voice where week after week, millions have gotten to see the talent and charisma that have made Shelton one of country music’s top artists. Ever since the power and drama of his 2001 debut single, “Austin,” brought him to national attention, Shelton has proven himself to be one of the genre’s most versatile and accomplished vocalists as well as one of its most compelling entertainers.
Blake Shelton’s band members including guitarist Beau Tackett, Kevin Post on pedal steel guitar and guitar tech and Brett Hardin have also signed on with D’Addario. Shelton plays D’Addario EXL145 Nickel Wound Heavy Electric strings, D’Addario EXP17 Coated Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Strings, while Tackett uses D’Addario EXL140 Nickel Wound Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Strings, and Post plays D’Addario PS490 E9TH-Pedal Steel Strings.
“D’Addario is proud to announce Blake Shelton and his band as our new endorsers,” says Tom Spaulding, D’Addario Artist Relations. “With an arena tour booked, continuing judge duties on The Voice, and a Rolling Stone magazine cover, Blake is already having a great year.”
D’Addario & Company, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under seven proprietary brands: D’Addario strings; Evans drumheads; ProMark drumsticks; PureSound; Rico reeds; and Planet Waves cables and accessories. A family-owned and operated business with more than 1,100 employees worldwide, the Company manufactures 93% of its products in the U.S. employing Toyota’s Lean manufacturing principles. D’Addario has a distribution network in 120 countries and serves more than 3,000 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and more than 5,000 endorsing artists. Driven by an unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, customer service, and reinvestment into the company’s infrastructure, D’Addario continues to be a pioneer in the world of music manufacturing and nourishing the world’s music makers.