Blake Shelton will release his 11th studio album Texoma Shore on Nov. 3, the country star announced Thursday (Sept. 21) — with much excitement.
“YEEEHAWW who’s ready for some more new music??!!” Shelton wrote on Twitter, presumably referencing his release of “I’ll Name The Dogs” earlier this month.
The big reveal follows a string of cryptic tweets the singer and The Voice coach posted this week, seeming to offer directions to a “Red River.” Spoiler alert: those geographical coordinates in Shelton’s final Twitter hint lead directly to Lake Texoma, a reservoir on the border of Texas and Oklahoma, where Shelton was born. [Source]
Shelton just announced Blake Shelton (Live), a six-song EP with cuts spanning the entirety of his blockbuster career. The EP, which he announced to fans on social media, was recorded during his performance at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville earlier this summer and will be available for streaming August 25th. Featured songs include 2002 single “Ol’ Red” – from his self-titled debut album – as well as more recent chart-toppers like “A Guy with a Girl” and “Boys ‘Round Here.”
Shelton’s “Every Time I Hear That Song” recently became his 24th Number One song and is the third single from his most recent album If I’m Honest to top country airplay charts. If I’m Honest has also been certified gold by the RIAA.
Shelton has a handful of late summer tour dates remaining, with his next stop taking place at Calgary’s Country Thunder Music Festival on August 20th. He’ll resume his role as a coach on NBC’s The Voice September 25th, tapping Rascal Flatts as his mentors for the show’s 13th season.
Here’s the full Blake Shelton (Live) track list:
1. “All About Tonight” (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip)
2. “Honey Bee” (Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip)
3. “Ol’ Red” (James Bohan, Don Goodman, Mark Sherrill)
4. “Home” (Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies)
5. “Boys ‘Round Here” (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Craig Wiseman)
6. “A Guy With a Girl” (Ashley Gorley, Bryan Simpson)
Maroon 5 is definitely aiming for the Urban demo this era. Their first single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know‘ had a guest appearance from Kendrick Lamar and it surely did the trick on the charts.
The band is now prepping the release of the follow up titled ‘Cold’, this time taking help from none other than Future. The two acts shot the video for the song in December which kicked off the rumors of a potential collaboration. The picture above is taken from the sets of the video. A fan account had also posted a video from the shoot, which gave away a sneak peek of the song.
‘Cold’ is set to go for radio adds on February 21st but don’t be surprised to see the online release before that. M5 is expected to release a new album via Interscope Records in the coming months. [Source]
Music City heavyweight and The Voice mainstay Blake Shelton will release his first new music in 18 months next week. “Came Here To Forget,” the first single off his anticipated 12th full-length is scheduled to release Tuesday, March 8.
The singer promises the tune, written by Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan, is one of his most intimate yet, according to a release. “[The song is] an intimate snapshot of a couple’s encounter at a bar,” he says. “I’ve had a lot of music over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever had a song that’s such a direct look into my life. That’s why I’m so excited about this particular song.” [source]
With “Sangria” climbing its way to the top of the country charts in mid-July, Blake Shelton now has 20 Number One singles to his name. Fifteen of those are consecutive chart-toppers, a record-setting streak that began in March 2010 with “Hillbilly Bone.” To celebrate, Shelton is rounding up his biggest songs for the upcoming Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits compilation.
Set for release October 23rd, Reloaded retraces a decade and a half’s worth of popular music, including the kickoff single of Shelton’s career — 2001’s “Austin,” which stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks — as well as duets like “My Eyes” (with Gwen Sebastian) and “Lonely Tonight” (with Ashley Monroe), both of which were released last year. There’s also a bonus song, “Gonna,” which made its debut last month and is currently camping out inside the Top 20. If it too climbs to the top of the charts, Reloaded will technically have 21 Number One hits. [more at source]