Blake Shelton’s ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country’ Debuts At No.1

Blake Shelton is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with his latest album, Fully Loaded:…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 27, 2019


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Blake Shelton is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with his latest album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country.

After its December 13 debut, the album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, marking the third-biggest debut week sales total for a country album this year. According to a press release, Fully Loaded: God’s Country has already raked more than 350,000 album equivalent units to date and is Shelton’s 12th Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 Chart.

“You never know when all of this is gonna fade away,” Shelton said in a statement. “So thank God for the fans who continually support my music and inspire me to keep the party going! Also want to thank the songwriters who trusted me with their music. This album wouldn’t exist without them.”

Fully Loaded: God’s Country features 12 tracks, including the superstar’s chart-topping smash “God’s Country” and his current single, “Hell Right” featuring Trace Adkins. The album also includes “Nobody But You,” a tender-hearted duet with Gwen Stefani.

Blake Shelton will take his new album on the road when he launches his 2020 Friends and Heroes Tour on February 13.

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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.