Shelton brings back "Sunshine"
Friday, August 1, 2014
– Blake Shelton will release "Bringing Back the Sunshine" on Sept. 30 on Warner.
Produced by Shelton's longtime collaborator Scott Hendricks, his 11th studio album follows up on 2013's "Based on a True Story..." The first single from the disc will be announced soon, according to a press release from his label.
Recently breaking his own record for most consecutive number ones at country radio with 12 number 1 singles in a row (17 overall), Shelton is currently on his Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014. He plays tonight at a sold-out Madison Square Garden performance in New York City.
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Fully Loaded: God's Country
Blake Shelton has been openly critical of the traditional album format. "Fully Loaded: God's Country" is his fourth greatest hits album and third in the "Loaded" series. In an effort to release music more often, he packages five new songs with seven of previously released material that has received considerable airplay and time on the charts.
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This six-song "Blake Shelton Live EP" seems a little odd. It's not as though Shelton had an especially noteworthy tour to document. Besides, at only six songs long, it's a relatively short document, anyhow. While it may be little more than a post-it note of a project, though, it also packs a powerful punch.
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