Blake Shelton follows up his recent Number One hit “God's Country” with a song called “Hell Right.” The tune reunites him with special guest Trace Adkins, with whom he teamed for the 2009 chart-topper, “Hillbilly Bone.”
Blake said, “We had several songs cut that we had been excited about and still are, but when I heard ‘Hell Right’ I called my producer Scott (Hendricks) and said, ‘I don’t want to rock the boat here, I just feel like we need to go in and cut this and see how it works out.’ After living with it about three or four days, I just had an idea that Trace Adkins would be perfect to have on this record with me. I’ve been saying for the last few months, I’m just recording songs that I want to make with no apologies, with no rhyme or reason, and I’ve been making them with the people I want to make them with. I’m just making records that I’m excited about.”
“Hell Right” heads to radio beginning on Monday (August 19th). It, like “God's Country,” will likely end up on an upcoming Blake album, but as the superstar tells us, he's really focusing on recording and immediately releasing songs he loves. “I don't really think I'm working on an album still (laughs), to be honest with you. I just want to record some songs and release 'em. I know it's inevitable that we're gonna have a project but I'm lovin' just recording a song and putting it out there, you know? I kind of love this weird spot we're in because it's a blast for me just to sit back and go, 'Okay, now what else y'all got? I'll go cut it. Let's go cut it. I'll cut it next week and put it out the week after that if you want to.' Yeah, I'm just having fun.”
Blake is also climbing the charts with a duet with Garth Brooks called “Dive Bar.” They recently performed the single together at a sold-out Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID for a 40,000-plus crowd.