PHOTOS: Birthday Boy Blake Shelton Through the Years

Proof That the Superstar Hasn't Changed One Bit

Happiest of birthdays to the one and only Blake Shelton!

Of all the many glowing compliments and attributes we could list about the “God’s Country” singer (including but not limited to: talent, good looks, charm, kindness, and humor) perhaps our favorite thing about the superstar is, well–with Shelton, what you see is what you get.

Over the years, through every win and loss, Shelton has remained the same, the same old unpredictable jokester we knew from the very beginning, only he just keeps getting better with age.

In his honor, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite moments throughout the years.

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    With Trace Adkins at the 38th Annual Country Music Awards

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    Backstage at the 2005 CMT Music Awards

  • with buddy Kyle Busch

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    Backstage at the 2007 CMT Music Awards

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    With Jamie Johnson and John Anderson at the 2009 BamaJam Music And Arts Festival

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    with Craig Morgan

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    At the 42nd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

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    with Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney at the Home Depot 5th Annual Academy Of Country Music Celebrity Golf Classic

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    with Drew Carey on the “The Price Is Right” for the 45th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Special

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    Announcing the nominees for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba

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    Backstage with Keith Anderson at the 43rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

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    with Martina McBride at the 44th Annual CMA Awards

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    with Trace Adkins at the 44th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

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    Seeing a sweet trend? The two pals again at the 45th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

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    Getting an invitation from his BFF to join the Grand Ole Opry

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    Sharing the love, this time with Dierks Bentley at The Troubadour

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    With his biggest fan Hoda Kotb on The TODAY Show

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    Goofing off during the early days of NBC’s The Voice

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    with Luke Bryan at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

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    At the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards

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    At the premiere of his animated film Ugly Dolls

Here’s to a great next year. Happy Birthday, buddy!

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.