Country star and TV personality Blake Shelton has announced the upcoming release of a new album, setting December 13 for the arrival of Fully Loaded: God’s Country.
Led by the recent No.1 “God’s Country” — Shelton’s 26th country radio chart topper — the project will include previously-released hits and five new songs. Two of those “new” ones will be “God’s Country” and Shelton’s new collab with Trace Adkins, “Hell Right,” while the others have yet to be revealed, and because of that Shelton says this isn’t your average greatest hits package.
“Well, I knew the label would come up with some plan to release an album,” he said in a statement. “I’ve been vocal about how much I like this new way of releasing songs more frequently. It keeps me excited and gives me the opportunity to find the hot new song that I love and get it out to the fans quickly. I think they like it too. With five new songs on this album, you’ve got ‘God’s Country,’ ‘Hell Right’ and a few more that haven’t come out yet – maybe I wasn’t supposed to say that. But the fans will hear most of the music on Fully Loaded before it hits the streets in December.”
Fully Loaded: God’s Country follows Shelton’s previous hits packages Loaded and Reloaded. The perennial star is up for four awards at this November’s CMA Awards — including three for “God’s Country” (Video, Single and Song of the Year) and one for “Dive Bar” with Garth Brooks (Musical Event of the Year).
His new “Hell Right” single featuring Trace Adkins is out now, and Shelton is currently filming another season of NBC’s The Voice.