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Shelton goes for true stories on new CD

Monday, February 11, 2013 – Blake Shelton announced this morning on the Today show that he will release his new album, "Based on a True Story," on March 26 on the Today show.

Shelton will also perform on The Today Show on release day. The new album features his current song Sure Be Cool If You Did, which hit number one on Billboard's Country Digital Tracks chart in its first week of release.

Songs are:

1. Boy's 'Round Here

2. Sure Be Cool If You Did

3. Do You Remember

4. Small Town Big Time

5. Country On The Radio

6. My Eyes

7. Doing What She Likes

8. Still Got A Finger

9. Mine Would Be You

10. Lay Low

11. Ten Times Crazier

12. Granddaddy's Gun

Sure Be Cool If You Did is the first single off the new disc.

Starting July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va., Shelton will start Ten Times Crazier Tour. Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer, will crisscross the country with dates through the summer.

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