Blake Shelton Falls in Love on ‘I’ll Name the Dogs’
Not following what fans would expect from the title, Shelton imagines a married life with the one he loves complete with the white picket fence and kissing in the kitchen. Dreaming of the day they make it all official, the country singer idealizes the happiest moments to share with that special someone and hopes to create the relationship in reality.
With the simply adorable lyrics such as, “You find the spot and I’ll find the money / you be the pretty and I’ll be the funny / you plant the flowers, I’ll plant the kisses / baby, let’s get right down to business,” Shelton can’t help but make fans’ hearts melt with his classic devotion to a true love.
It’s not farfetched for Shelton to be singing of such a love as he and his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, have been together for quite some time now. The two met back on their days on NBC’s The Voice and began dating back in November of 2015. They’ve become inseparable ever since, getting to know each other’s families and even recording a duet with one another on Shelton’s song, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”
“‘I’ll Name The Dogs’ is a bit of a throw-back song for me,” Shelton shared in a press release. “It’s traditional country with fiddle and steel and I’ve got Jimmy Olander from Diamond Rio playing the guitar solo. It brings the sound back a little more traditional for a minute, which I felt like needed to happen musically for me.”
Shelton’s new single marks the first endeavor since his most recent album, If I’m Honest, which produced hits such as “Came Here to Forget,” “A Guy With a Girl,” “Every Time I Hear That Song” and “She’s Got a Way With Words.”
Currently, Shelton is balancing his release with the upcoming season of The Voice, which will premiere its 13th season on Monday, September 25, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
“I’ll Name the Dogs” is out for fans to stream and purchase now. The superstar will debut the single on the Canadian Country Music Awards, airing live from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on CBC this Sunday (Sept. 10).