The TODAY Show announced their summer concert series earlier today and it's full of your favorite country artists! As expected, the shows will not be held in Rockefeller Center, but virtually. The series kicks off tomorrow morning (Friday, May 29) with Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton is confirmed for July 24th. Dixie Chicks and Rascal Flatts are also on the bill to perform, those dates are TBA.
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“I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally is on Songland, so they were there doing some cross-promotion. Shane came to my trailer and said, ‘Man, I got a song for you,’” Blake said in a press release. “I knew he had Gwen’s number from a write, so I told him to send it to her as I was being called to set. I actually got the song twice because my producer Scott Hendricks emailed it to me right after. Then one day I was driving with Gwen and I said, “Hey let’s listen to that song from Shane, because Scott sent it to me too – it must be pretty incredible.” When I heard it, I was just floored. I realized how important that song was for me and where I am in my life right now. I just think it’s magical. I literally think it’s important of a song as I’ve ever recorded.”
Blake and Gwen will perform this song live at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26th at 8pm on CBS. Blake is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his 2x Platinum smash “God’s Country.”
Remember not too long ago when Blake Shelton said he wasn't really focusing on releasing new albums but rather just taking things song by song? He did do that releasing his most recent #1 "God's Country", his single "Hell Right" with Trace Adkins, and his duet with Garth Brooks "Dive Bar".
Today he announced that he will be releasing a new album... kinda.
It's called Fully Loaded: God's Country and will feature twelve tracks. Seven of the singles we will have heard already, they are hits from his previous albums, and will also include five new singles. Blake said in a press release that fans will be familiar with those songs before the album is released, "With five new songs on this album, you’ve got “God’s Country," "Hell Right" and a few more that haven’t come out yet – maybe I wasn’t supposed to say that. But the fans will hear most of the music on Fully Loaded before it hits the streets in December.”
The track listing is not availble as of yet, but the release date is December 13th. Put that on your calendar!
Scott and Sarah played it for you first this morning, and then we gave it another listen tonight during Trending Tracks, new music from Blake Shelton! "Hell Right" features Trace Adkins, reuniting the two singers. They last collaborated together on "Hillbilly Bone" which was a #1 hit for Blake and Trace.
This new song was once again co-written by Hardy, who also co-wrote Blake's most recent #1 "God's Country".
“This song is about taking things to the max,” Blake said in a press release. “You can raise hell or you can raise hell right. It’s about cutting loose and having fun the right way. I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles these days, but when I hear songs like this on the radio, I am immediately thinking about being back home and what I’d be doing if I was there. The first time I heard ‘God’s Country’ I was on my ranch in Oklahoma. As a guy who actually lives this lifestyle, ‘Hell Right’ hits me in the soul now just as much as ‘God’s Country’ did then.”
Blake Shelton will be bringing his new music to Youngstown State University's Stambaugh Stadium, along with Justin Moore and Tyler Farr on Saturday, September 21st! Click here for details and tickets!
It may be Blake Shelton's birthday today (June 18), but we are getting the gifts courtesy of Garth Brooks! He has released a new single featuring the "God's Country" singer called "Dive Bar". Garth and Blake are set to perform the song together live at Garth's show in Boise, ID on July 19th, which Blake is set to open. The performance will be filmed so we'll be getting to see that soon! In