Blake Shelton Announces New Single, ‘Come Back As A Country Boy,’ and Deluxe Album

Just a four months after the release of his latest album, Body Language, Blake Shelton is serving up even more…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 29, 2021


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Just a four months after the release of his latest album, Body Language, Blake Shelton is serving up even more new music with the release of a new single and an expanded version of the album. 

Shelton is set to release “Come Back As A Country Boy” as his next single and it arrives this Friday, October 1. The song was written by Michael Hardy, Josh Thompson and Jordan Schmidt and will serve as the first of several new tracks to be released from the deluxe edition of Body Language

Blake Shelton - Body Language Deluxe
Blake Shelton – Body Language Deluxe

“I think this song is an anthem for everyday hardworking country people out there,” Shelton shared in a statement. “We have so much pride in who we are and what we do that, if we ever died and got the chance to live life over again, we probably wouldn’t do it if we couldn’t be country.”

Shelton teased his new music on Twitter with a video showcasing a bonfire near the edge of a lake.

“Oh the sweet sounds of new music coming,” he wrote. 

Body Language Deluxe arrives on Friday, December 3 and will be available for pre-order this Friday. 

The country superstar is set to wrap his Friends and Heroes 2021 Tour this weekend with shows in Grand Rapids, Detroit and Milwaukee alongside special guest Lindsay Ell as well as Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd and Trace Adkins.

Fans can catch Shelton on The Voice airing on Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.