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Blake Shelton Gets Intense for Dark New Single ‘God’s Country’

"No matter where you are from or where you’re standing it is my belief that you’re standing in God’s Country." 

Written by Chris Parton
Blake Shelton Gets Intense for Dark New Single ‘God’s Country’
Blake Shelton; Photo credit: Andrew Eccles

Country hit maker Blake Shelton returns with an intense new chest thumper of a single titled “God’s Country.”

Marking the first taste of an upcoming project from Shelton, “God’s Country” is a gritty rural-pride anthem, full of hard-working themes and celebrating a never-back-down spirit. Described as an “electrifying foot-stomper that connects the listener to their roots,” the track features the eerie, dark feel of an epic movie theme, complete with tolling bells and a foreboding dobro riff.

“‘God’s Country’ is a song that has a strong and deeply meaningful lyric, but at the same time it leaves it up to the listener’s interpretation,” Shelton says of the track. “But no matter where you are from or where you’re standing it is my belief that you’re standing in God’s Country. It’s really about a state of mind. Wherever you’re from and how you feel about that place. For me it’s about being from Oklahoma – where I was born, raised and still live today.”

“God’s Country” was written by Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Devin Dawson. Shelton just wrapped his Friends & Heroes 2019 Tour with Lauren Alaina and special guests The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins, and he’ll be featured once again as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, with Season 16 underway now. Shelton released the steamy Top 10 hit “Turnin’ Me On” and the nostalgic Top 5 “I lived It” in 2018.