Saturday, November 4, 2017

Blake Shelton Album Out Now


Shelton Gives Five, Wraps Week of World Premieres With “Why Me”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (November 3, 2017) – Five song world premieres, four television appearances, three live performance debuts, two celebrity impersonations and one massive tour announcement later, the countdown to Blake Shelton’s new album is officially over! Texoma Shore (Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville) is available now in stores and digitally. Shelton started celebrating the album launch early this morning with the fifth and final song world premiere of the week. Penned by Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson and Ross Copperman, the track “Why Me” has the country music superstar in disbelief over his good fortune in love.

“I think ‘Why Me’ was the second song that we recorded for this album, and it was the song that really made me feel like, ‘Wow. If we only release two singles off whatever this album is going to be, and “I’ll Name The Dogs” is obviously one of them and “Why Me” is the other one, I really feel good about the chances of having some success for this album,’” said Shelton. “‘Why Me’ to me meets every country standard criteria for a just a great song. It’s a great message; it speaks to guys being guys and, at the end of the day, as tough as it is [for a] man sometimes to talk about his feelings and be open about it, it’s great to have a song like ‘Why Me’ that can kind of say it for somebody.”

Shelton’s early vision of success around his first single has come to fruition with “I’ll Name The Dogs” on the cusp of country radio Top 10 within two months of impact. He will continue his album launch celebration by taking the smash hit to LIVE with Kelly and Ryan this morning (check local listings here). Earlier in the week he treated the Late Night With Seth Meyers audience to sultry Texoma Shore track “Turnin’ Me On.” On Monday and Tuesday the good-humored entertainer enjoyed Jimmy Fallon and Hoda Kotb’s best Shelton impressions on The Tonight Show and TODAY, where he also performed songs including “At The House” and “I Lived It.” 

Shelton will take tunes old and new on the road in 2018 on his headlining “Country Music Freaks” tour alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace Adkins. Texoma Shore follows Shelton’s last album, If I’m Honest, which was the best-selling country album released in 2016. That album earned Shelton a number of awards, including Top Country Artist at the Billboard Music Awards in May. Earlier this year he became the first country artist ever to win the all-genre Favorite Album category at the People’s Choice Awards, along with the title for Favorite Male Country Artist.  

Date               City                            Venue
2/15/18           Tulsa, OK                   BOK Center
2/16/18           Lubbock, TX              United Supermarkets Arena
2/17/18           Las Cruces, NM         Pan American Center
2/22/18           Grand Rapids, MI      Van Andel Arena
2/23/18           Moline, IL                  TaxSlayer Center
2/24/18           St. Louis, MO            Scottrade Center
3/2/18             Dallas, TX                  American Airlines Center
3/3/18             Bossier City, LA       CenturyLink Center
3/8/18             Atlanta, GA               Philips Arena
3/9/18             Greenville, SC            Bon Secours Wellness Arena
3/10/18           Greensboro, NC         Greensboro Coliseum
3/15/18           Columbus, OH           Nationwide Arena
3/16/18           Baltimore, MD           Royal Farms Arena
3/17/18           Philadelphia, PA        Wells Fargo Center

Tickets for the 14-date run will go on sale on November 10. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, November 9 at 10 p.m. local time.

Shelton is teaming up with CID Entertainment once again to offer VIP Experiences throughout the tour. In 2018, packages will feature new perks including an autographed 'Country Music Freaks' Tour plaque and an exclusive BS'ers Lounge baseball cap. VIPs will also get access to the BS'ers Lounge where Blake will perform an acoustic set and answer fan questions. More details available via

1.I’ll Name The Dogs (Matt Dragstrem, Ben Hayslip, Josh Thompson)
2.At The House (Jamie Moore, Craig Wiseman)
3.Beside You Babe (Abe Stoklasa, Mark Trussell)
4.Why Me (Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Ross Copperman)
5.Money (Craig Wiseman, James Bailey, Ryan Ogren)
6.Turnin’ Me On (Blake Shelton, Jessi Alexander, Josh Osborne)
7.The Wave (Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman)
8.Got The T-Shirt (Matt Jenkins, Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill)
9.Hangover Due (Craig Wiseman, Matt Dragstrem)
10. When The Wine Wears Off (Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman)
11. I Lived It (Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman)
Produced by Scott Hendricks