BLAKE SHELTON ANNOUNCES BLAKE SHELTON (LIVE) EP, AVAILABLE TO STREAM AUG. 25
Country music superstar reveals track listing, cover art to fans via social media
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 14, 2017) – Country music superstar Blake Shelton took it straight to the fans today when he announced his brand new Blake Shelton (Live) EP on social media, noting, “My favorite thing in the world is playing for y’all.” The project captures audio from Shelton’s pop-up show during CMA Music Festival in Nashville this summer and will be available to stream on Aug. 25. The six-song EP features some of his fan-favorite chart-topping hits, including “Honey Bee,” “Boys ‘Round Here” and, from his most recent album If I’m Honest, “A Guy With A Girl” (full track listing below).
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards Top Country Artist recently notched his 24th No. 1 single with “Every Time I Heart That Song” reaching the top of the airplay charts in July. If I'm Honest spawned two additional smash hits and was the best-selling album in U.S. the week of release, ending 2016 as the best-selling country release of the year. In January, Shelton became the first country artist to ever win the all-genre People’s Choice Award for Favorite Album of the Year and was also named Favorite Male Country Artist. Shelton wrapped his headlining “Doing It To Country Songs” tour earlier this year and is currently preparing for his 13th season as a coach on NBC’s The Voice.
BLAKE SHELTON (LIVE) TRACK LISTING
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)
ABOUT BLAKE SHELTON
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album, If I’m Honest, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and the Billboard Country Album Chart, and is the best-selling country album release of 2016. He just notched his 24th #1 single with “Every Time I Hear That Song,” which followed chart-topping smash hits “Came Here To Forget” and “A Guy With A Girl.” The album features three songs written by Shelton, including the gospel tinged “Savior’s Shadow,” “Friends,” which was also featured in the #1 film, The Angry Birds Movie, and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” a song he wrote and performs with Gwen Stefani.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, he has earned a host of awards throughout his career, which most recently include Top Country Artist at the Billboard Music Awards. In 2017 he became the first country artist to win Favorite Album at the People’s Choice Awards in addition to his win for Favorite Male Country Artist. He also took home the trophy for Favorite Country Male Artist at the American Music Awards as well as the first-ever Male Artist of the Year. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show, The Voice, Shelton is a five-time champion, most recently with his contestant Sundance Head. He recently wrapped his headlining 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs” Tour.