Blake Shelton’s ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country’ Arrives December 13

Blake Shelton fans, get ready – the superstar is gearing up to release an album on December 13. Fully Loaded:…


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September 30, 2019


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Blake Shelton fans, get ready – the superstar is gearing up to release an album on December 13.

Fully Loaded: God’s Country will feature 12 tracks, including seven hits from Shelton’s previous albums and five additional tracks, including the chart-topping smash “God’s Country.” Fully Loaded: God’s Country bring Shelton full-circle, following his previous releases Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton (2010) and Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits (2015).

“Well, I knew the label would come up with some plan to release an album,” joked Shelton. “I’ve been vocal about how much I like this new way of releasing songs more frequently. It keeps me excited and gives me the opportunity to find the hot new song that I love and get it out to the fans quickly. I think they like it too. With five new songs on this album, you’ve got “God’s Country,’ ‘Hell Right’ and a few more that haven’t come out yet – maybe I wasn’t supposed to say that. But the fans will hear most of the music on Fully Loaded before it hits the streets in December.”

Shelton’s latest single, “Hell Right,” featuring Trace Adkins, is nearing the Top 20 at country radio. It’s the follow-up to “God’s Country,” which is currently nominated for Video, Single and Song of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards.

Shelton is currently in the midst of filming for the current season of The Voice, which airs Mondays and Tuesday at 8/7c 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.