Blake Shelton is taking fans into the studio with a behind the scenes look at recording “Hell Right” with Trace Adkins.
In a new video posted to Shelton’s YouTube channel, the superstar opens up about the moment he first heard “Hell Right” and explains why he decided to invite Adkins to join him on the song.
“When I heard ‘Hell Right’ for the first time I made it about three-fourths of the way through the song and I knew I wanted to record the song and I instantly knew I wanted Trace on it with me and I haven’t had that feeling since we recorded ‘Hillbilly Bone’ together,” the longtime The Voice coach shares in the clip. “It’s just there was something about this song that just said, it just screamed Trace Adkins.”
Shelton goes on to explain that they had to rush things a bit in order to get the song out before the fall. Aligning schedules proved to be tough, so they ended up recording the song in different locations.
“We cut the track, made sure it was what we wanted. I went in and recorded my vocal in Oklahoma. Then it was a matter of figuring out how to get Trace on there and so I called him and said, ‘Man, I got this song and I need you to be on it.’ He said, ‘Well I’m busy’ you know, or whatever he said. So we went back and forth and finally found a day that would work.”
Adkins soon recorded his part of the song in Los Angeles and thanks to Adkins, the end result is exactly what Shelton imagined it would be.
“God gave him that talent and man, when he comes with it, when he’s into the song, he can literally take the song to the next level and that’s what he did with ‘Hell Right.’”