Brandon Blackstock is a successful businessman and the CEO of a management company called Starstruck, which he inherited from his father. He is also a talent scout and pilot who became popular when he worked with Blake Shelton on his show “Blake Shelton Live”: It’s All About Tonight.” He also toured with the Rascal Flatts, a country band he also leads. For more interesting information about his career and private life, read on.
Brandon Blackstock – Brief Bio, Age
Brandon Blackstock was born on December 16, 1976, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America. Information about his childhood is scarce, but as for his adult life, Brandon is a trained pilot. He is also active in the entertainment industry as a talent manager who emulated his father, Narvel Blackstock, in the same career. He currently manages the popular country singer Blake Shelton, who practically forced him to marry at the time. This was because Brandon was practically an oversized baby who loved parties and had a lot of fun. Moreso got the chance to travel through his job as an artist manager and experience the fast life at a level that most pop stars are exposed to.
Family – Dad, Mom, Siblings
Brandon Blackstock was born the son of his parents Narvel Blackstock (music manager) and Elisa Gayle Ritter. They both married on March 30, 1973, at the age of 17, an age that is considered an amateur for those willing to marry. As a couple, they were so much in love that they could hardly wait to be at least eighteen years old before they entered into the bond of marriage. When they got married, life was quite difficult because of their age, as they had to work long hours in odd jobs just to make ends meet. Soon the couple welcomed three children; two daughters, Shawna Rene Blackstock, born in 1973, Hasidy Celeste Blackstock, born in 1978, and Brandon. Later, Narvel established himself as a music manager and did well to start a management company called “Starstruck”. As a result, he traveled many times to different parts of the world.
However, this newfound success put a strain on the union of Narvel and Elisa, which finally led to a divorce in 1988. After his divorce, Narvel married another woman in 1989, a country singer named Reba McEntire. After 26 years of marriage, they also separated in 2015.
Personal Life – Wife, Children, Divorce
Brandon Blackstock is a man who has had his own share of love and also experienced the pain of divorce. He was first married to Melissa Ashworth, and although the special year of their marriage was not announced, they both share two adorable children. Unfortunately, they ended their marriage in 2012 and moved on with their lives.
Later, Brandon 2012 met Kelly Clarkson, superstar and former American Idol contestant, while working with Rascal Flatts, a group he also led at the time. For Kelly, she later revealed that when she first saw him, it was love at first sight, and she didn’t even know he was the son of her long-time manager. On October 14, 2013, the two got engaged and the following year, on June 12, their first child named River Rose was born. On April 12, 2016, they welcomed their second child and their second son, Remington Alexander. To date, Brandon has a total of four children, and his marriage to Kelly Clarkson seems to be running smoothly, as no rumors of divorce have been hinted at. Hopefully, it will stay that way.
One thing’s for sure, making it in the entertainment industry can be quite a Herculean task, especially given the overwhelming competition in the industry, which is constantly increasing. Regardless, success is inevitable as long as the talent is combined with hard or smart work. For Brandon Blackstock, he has proven that, both as C.E.O. and as a professional artist manager, he has the brains and muscles to achieve his goals. As a result, he has net assets of well over $5 million.