Blake Shelton Drops ‘Minimum Wage’ Music Video

Blake Shelton is keeping it in the family with his just-released “Minimum Wage” music video.  The clip was directed by…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 12, 2021


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Blake Shelton, Minimum Wage Video

Blake Shelton is keeping it in the family with his just-released “Minimum Wage” music video. 

The clip was directed by his soon-to-be brother-in-law, Todd Stefani, and shot at Ole Red in Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The video features Shelton performing the country love song alongside his band in front of a live audience. 

“‘Minimum Wage’ has such great tempo and I can’t wait to be able to get back out on the road and play it for fans. So I felt really strongly that the music video needed to be a live performance with the crowd having fun,” Shelton recently told CMT of the clip.  

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Co-written by Nicolle Galyon, Corey Crowder and Jesse Frasure, “Minimum Wage” finds the country superstar reveling in his solid relationship and acknowledging that one does not need material items to be happy.

“I heard ‘Minimum Wage’ over a year ago and connected with it immediately,” Shelton says. “It’s the timeless truth that you don’t need a lot of money or possessions, you just need love.”

“Minimum Wage” will appear on Shelton’s forthcoming new album. The track follows back-to-back No.1 singles “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere,” which are both duets with his fiancée Gwen Stefani. 

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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.