Kelly Clarkson welcomed Blake Shelton to The Kelly Clarkson Show for a performance of his latest single, “Come Back As A Country Boy” on Friday (April 8).
When introducing Shelton, Clarkson made a joke about her longtime The Voice cohort, telling viewers, “Sure, my next guest has dissed me in public and stoked some serious bickering, but I know deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep down he adores me. Just gotta dig for it.”
For his performance, Shelton was joined by his band and backup singers. They delivered a boot-stomping rendition of the hit song while surrounded by large scenes filled with fiery embers.
“Come Back As A Country Boy” is Shelton’s latest release from the deluxe version of his album, Body Language.
The track was written by Michael Hardy, Josh Thompson and Jordan Schmidt.
“I think this song is an anthem for everyday hardworking country people out there,” Shelton previously shared in a statement. “We have so much pride in who we are and what we do that, if we ever died and got the chance to live life over again, we probably wouldn’t do it if we couldn’t be country.”
In November, the Oklahoma native brought the song to life with a music video that is unlike anything he’s ever released.
The clip features computer-generated imagery and shows Shelton rising out of a fire ignited by an asteroid that lands on Earth from outer space.
Rising from the fiery ashes, Shelton is reincarnated with a beer in his hand as he declares, “When I die, I wanna come back as a country boy.”
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