Listen To Blake Shelton’s New Collabs with Brooks & Dunn and HARDY
Country superstar Blake Shelton just released the deluxe edition of his latest album Body Language, and the expanded project features…
Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn; Photo by Trae Patton, NBC
The country superstar teamed up with chart-topping country duo, Brooks & Dunn, for a collaboration called “Throw It On Back.”
The rowdy anthem has Shelton, Brooks and Dunn reminiscing on the “good ol’ days.”
“Every now and then gotta slip on the dеnim/ Suck it in, been a minute since you been in ’em/ Hit an old boot stomp juke box honky tonk/ Couple buds fill it up sing along/ Talkin’ old school, bar stool/ Sittin’ there acting like a darn fool/ Gotta get a little loose like you used to when you used to shoot you a little Jack/ And throw it on back,” they sing on the chorus.
Listen to “Throw It On Back” below.
Body Language Deluxe also features a collaboration with HARDY called “Fire Up The Night.” Destined to be an instant hit, “Fire Up The Night” is true party anthem, that has Shelton and HARDY preparing to throw down.
“Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s redneck ’99/ Gonna kick it way down at the county line/ Get to sippin’ on some Tennessee mountain shine/ I think it’s time we fire up the night/ Get your bad self lit, fire up the night/ Get your Friday night fix/ Shoot a flame so high, they could see it from town/ Like we’re burnin’ thе whole place down Fire up thе night,” they sing.
Listen to “Fire Up The Night” below.
“We Can Reach The Stars,” the song Shelton co-wrote as his wedding vows for Gwen Stefani, and his latest single, “Come Back As A Country Boy,” are also featured among the 16-song track list.
“We wanted to release this deluxe album because some songs came in at a point in time where I wasn’t ready to make a new album,” said Shelton, “but I wanted to get these songs out there, so that’s what we decided to do. You guys go check it out, we’re very proud of this thing.”
To celebrate the release, Blake Shelton appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday and is set to join Ellen DeGeneres on ELLEN on Friday.
Fans can catch the country superstar performing “Come Back As A Country Boy” on NBC’s People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday (Dec. 7).
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