Blake Shelton goes for the Hillbilly Bone
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Blake Shelton goes for the Hillbilly Bone

Thursday, January 7, 2010 – Blake Shelton will release a value-priced album featuring six brand-new songs, "Hillbilly Bone," on March 2.

"I talk to my fans every day, and the first question they ask me is, 'When are you going to release a new record?'" said Shelton, whose last studio album was 2008's "Startin' Fires." "I want to give my fans new music more often and at a lower price. The fact that people will be able to get the new music for less money is a gift to my fans who have been behind me every step of the way."

The first single is the title track, a comedic, sing-along duet with Shelton's long-time friend Trace Adkins. The single and video for the title track is currently available from all digital service providers.

Also currently available on iTunes is "Blake Shelton: The Essentials," a digital compilation tracks, including his six-week number one debut single Austin and the multi-week number ones Some Beach, Home, The Baby and She Wouldn't Be Gone. The Essentials collection will be available exclusively at iTunes until Jan. 12.


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