Country Fest officially begins today in Cadott, Wisconsin with Blake Shelton being this years first headliner.  In honor of that, my Country Throwback this week will feature Blake and the song that started it all.

The year was 2001 when a tall dude with a long mullet released his debut single "Austin".  That song would spend five weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and Blake Shelton would never look back.

Let's take a look and listen and if you're venturing to Country Fest this weekend, have an amazing time!