Shelton reveals track list, cover art of upcoming CD
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
– Blake Shelton revealed the cover artwork and track listing for his upcoming Dec. 13 album "Fully Loaded: God's Country."
The 12-song collection will feature seven hits from previous albums and five new tracks, including his single "Hell Right" and the recently released "Jesus Got a Tight Grip," co-written by Shelton alongside frequent collaborators Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander and Rhett Akins.
The title track was nominated for a Video, Single and Song of the Year CMA Award this year. Shelton also earned a Musical Event of the Year nomination for "Dive Bar," his collaboration with music icon Garth Brooks on the upcoming release.
The track listing is:
1. God's Country
2. Hell Right (feat. Trace Adkins)
3. Nobody But You
4. Came Here to Forget
5. She's Got a Way with Words
6. A Guy With a Girl
7. Every Time I Hear That Song
8. I'll Name the Dogs
9. I Lived It
10. Turnin' Me On
11. Jesus Got a Tight Grip
12. Tequila Sheila
The artwork features a color photo of Shelton inside a frame with other frames behind him.
Shelton will hit the road once again for "Friends and Heroes 2020" beginning Thursday, Feb. 13 in Portland, Ore. The 16-date run will hit major cities throughout the Midwest and West Coast, including a stop at The Forum in Los Angeles. Joining him is very special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 13 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
Feb. 14 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
Feb. 15 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
Feb. 20 - Bakersfield, CA - Mechanics Bank Arena
Feb. 21 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Feb. 22 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
Feb. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 5 - Glendale, CA - Gila River Arena
March 6 - San Diego, CA - Pechanga Arena
March 7 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum*
March 11 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena*
March 12 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center
March 14 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
March 19 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
March 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum
March 21 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena*
*On sale Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. local time
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