Blake Shelton’s New Album Features a Modern Country Gospel Song

Blake Shelton just revealed more details about his highly anticipated new album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country.  Dropping December 13, the…

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Lauren Jo Black

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October 24, 2019

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Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy Warner Music Nashville

Blake Shelton just revealed more details about his highly anticipated new album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. 

Dropping December 13, the record features 12 tracks, including seven previously released hits and five new songs. The superstar recently revealed the official track list as well as the album artwork, fueling even more excitement over the album’s release.

Included among the 12 tracks is Shelton’s chart-topping smash “God’s Country” and his current single, “Hell Right” featuring Trace Adkins.

Also included in the mix is “Jesus Got a Tight Grip,” a modern country gospel song Shelton co-wrote with Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander and Rhett Akins.

“Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul / And he ain’t lettin’ go, he ain’t lettin’ go/ Devil reaches out but he can’t grab hold / Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul / And he ain’t lettin’ go, he ain’t lettin’ go / Might have a little rust on my halo / But when I’m gone I know where I’ll go / Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul,” Shelton sings throughout the chorus.

Recently, when “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” and “Hell Right” both charted on iTunes, Shelton took to Twitter to joke about the songs’ subject matter, writing, “No one can ever say I don’t cover both ends of the spectrum… ?‍♂️”

Fully Loaded: God’s Country will be available December 13, just in time for Christmas. Two months later, Shelton will return to the road for his 2020 Friends and Heroes Tour featuring special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.

Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy Warner Music Nashville
Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy Warner Music Nashville

Fully Loaded: God’s Country Track List:

1. God’s Country
2. Hell Right (feat. Trace Adkins)
3. Nobody But You
4. Came Here to Forget
5. She’s Got a Way with Words
6. A Guy With a Girl
7. Every Time I Hear That Song
8. I’ll Name the Dogs
9. I Lived It
10. Turnin’ Me On
11. Jesus Got a Tight Grip
12. Tequila Sheila

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.