Watch Blake Shelton’s Fiery ‘Come Back As A Country Boy’ Performance From ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’

Kelly Clarkson welcomed Blake Shelton to The Kelly Clarkson Show for a performance of his latest single, “Come Back As…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 10, 2022


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Blake Shelton; The Kelly Clarkson Show

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. 

Blake Shelton - Come Back as a Country Boy
Blake Shelton – Come Back as a Country Boy

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.”

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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.  

Blake Shelton; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS
Blake Shelton; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS

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.” 

Blake Shelton has a handful of tour dates posted to his website, including stops at major country music festivals like Country Thunder and Summer Jam. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you.

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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.