Brandon Blackstock is a successful businessman and the CEO of a management company known as Starstruck, a company which he inherited from his father. He is also a talent handler as well as a pilot who became popular when he collaborated with Blake Shelton on his show “Blake Shelton Live: It’s All About Tonight.” He also went on tour with the Rascal Flatts, a country music band which he equally manages. For more interesting information about his career and personal life read on.
Brandon Blackstock – Brief Bio, Age
Brandon Blackstock was born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, on the 16th of December 1976. Information about his childhood days are slim but in terms of his adult life, Brandon is a trained pilot. Asides this, he is into the entertainment industry as a talent manager who took after his father, Narvel Blackstock in the same career path. He currently manages popular country singer, Blake Shelton, the guy who practically forced him to get married at the time he did. This was because Brandon was practically an overgrown baby who loved parties and having loads of fun. Moreso, due to his job as an artist manager, he got the chance to travel and experience the fast life on a level most pop stars are exposed to.
Family – Dad, Mom, Siblings
Brandon Blackstock was born to parents, Narvel Blackstock (a music manager) and Elisa Gayle Ritter. They both got married on the 30 of March 1973, at the age of 17, an age considered to be amateur for people to get married at. As a couple, they were so much in love that they couldn’t wait to turn eighteen at least before they went ahead to tie the knot. By the time they were married, life was quite difficult due to their age as they had to work long hours doing odd jobs just to make ends meet. Soon enough, the pair welcomed three kids; two daughters, Shawna Rene Blackstock born in 1973, Chassidy Celeste Blackstock born in 1978 and Brandon. Later on, Narvel would establish himself as a music manager and did well to create a management company called “Starstruck.” This saw him travel a lot of times to different parts of the world.
This new found success however brought strain to Narvel and Elisa’s union which finally led to a divorce in 1988. After his divorce, Narvel married another wife, a country singer named, Reba McEntire in 1989. After 26 years of marriage, they also split 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, though the particular year of their marriage hasn’t been disclosed they both share two adorable children together. Unfortunately, they ended their union in 2012 and moved on with their lives.
Brandon would later meet superstar and former American Idol’s contestant, Kelly Clarkson in 2012 while she was working with Rascal Flatts, a group he also managed at the time. For Kelly, she later revealed that when she first saw him, it was love at first sight, plus she didn’t even know that he was the son of her longtime manager. On the 14th of October 2013, they both got engaged and by the following year, on the 12th of June to be precise, their first child named, River Rose was born. On the 12th of April 2016, they welcomed their second child and son, Remington Alexander. So far, Brandon has four children in total and his marriage to Kelly Clarkson seems to be going smoothly as no rumors of a divorce has been hinted. Hopefully, it stays that way.
One thing is for sure, making it in the entertainment industry can be quite a herculean task to pull off especially considering the overwhelming competition in the industry which is steadily on the rise. Notwithstanding, as long as talent matched with hard work or smart work is applied, success is inevitable. For Brandon Blackstock, he has proven that he has the brains and brawn to achieve his goals both as a C.E.O and as a professional artist manager. This thus puts his net worth well over $5 million.