Shelton, The Highwaymen release new projects
Friday, May 20, 2016
– Blake Shelton and The Highwaymen are the news releases out today.
Shelton is out with his 10th studio disc, "If I'm Honest," which contains the hit single "Came Here to Forget" and a duet with girlfriend Gwen Stefani, "Go Ahead And Break My Heart." This is Shelton's first disc since the end of his marriage to Miranda Lambert.
The Highwaymen are out with a four-disc set "Live American Outlaws" with three CDs and a DVD. The Highwaymen were comprised of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. The set includes 2 audio discs recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. on March 14, 1990; an audio disc with tracks recorded live at various Farm Aid Festivals and a previously unreleased full-length concert film recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum show and transferred from the original film reels especially for this collection. The release also debuts a previously unreleased recording of "One Too Many Mornings," an alternate take of a Bob Dylan song, which appeared on "Heroes," a 1986 collaboration album by Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.
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.
if you're looking for the fresh stuff, this is essentially an EP spearheaded by the Platinum lead single "God's Country. ...
Blake Shelton's 11th studio album finds The Voice advisor in a contented, one might even say homey, frame of mind. The opening track and first single "I'll Name the Dogs" sets the tone. It's a rollicking ode to domesticity that manages to make household chore distribution ("You find the spot and I'll find the money / You be the pretty and I'll be the funny") both romantic and amusing. The beat switches to hip-hop on "Money," but the sentiment ...
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.
You recognize right away the large amount of enthusiasm the act of singing to an audience brings out of Shelton. When compared to the recorded versions of these hits, ...