Blake Shelton Rides “The Wave” With Top Slot on Itunes Country Albums and Singles Charts
- https://www.blakeshelton.com/news/blake-shelton-rides-wave-top-slot-itunes-country-albums-and-singles-charts-2681Blake Shelton Rides “The Wave” With Top Slot on Itunes Country Albums and Singles Charts
Top 10 Single “I’ll Name The Dogs” Leads Six Simultaneously Charted Tracks at Country Radio
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (November 7, 2017) – Following a blockbuster week of television performances and special events, Blake Shelton continues to celebrate the release of his latest album, Texoma Shore, and its current chart-topping position on the iTunes Country Albums and Singles Charts. The Platinum-selling artist also sees an unparalleled six of the album’s 11 tracks climbing the Mediabase chart simultaneously, making Shelton the only artist to achieve this feat in Country Aircheck’s history.
Texoma Shore’s flagship single, “I’ll Name The Dogs,” stands steady in the Top 10 during its eighth week and tallies more than 17 million streams. The remaining five (“At The House,” “I Lived It,” Turnin’ Me On,” “Money” and “Why Me”) each made world premieres at iHeartRadio and other country stations last week, with accompanying television performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, TODAY, Late Night With Seth Meyers and LIVE with Kelly and Ryan. Standout track “The Wave,” written by Josh Osborne and Ross Copperman, fuels Shelton’s momentum.
“I love ‘The Wave’ and it really fits with the idea of Texoma Shore,” shared Shelton. “It’s about a summer that happened and you know this relationship that developed out on the water somewhere and, you know, this guy really thought that he had life figured out until he met this girl. He didn’t realize he was unhappy until he met [her], and I just love that message.”
Shelton performed “The Wave” during Texoma Shore’s official launch in Nashville last Friday (11/3), sharing stories behind the album with a capacity crowd during his Pandora “Sounds Like Country” show. Always putting the fans first, he also hand-delievered a copy of the album to an unsuspecting Amazon Prime customer who has pre-ordered the album via Amazon Prime Now. Check out the video of Shelton’s fan surprise here.
The first country artist to win the all-genre Favorite Album category at the People’s Choice Awards, Shelton earned a plethora of awards including People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Country Artist and Billboard Music Awards’ Top Country Artist since the release of his last album, If I’m Honest. The project became the best-selling country album release in 2016 and provided multiple staples in Shelton’s live show. Taking his multi-Platinum selling catalogue on the road, Shelton will kick off the “Country Music Freaks” tour in 2018 with a setlist chock-full of Texoma Shore alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace Adkins.
“COUNTRY MUSIC FREAKS” TOUR DATES
Date City Venue
2/15/18 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
2/16/18 Lubbock, TX United Supermarkets Arena
2/17/18 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center
2/22/18 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
2/23/18 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
2/24/18 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
3/2/18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
3/3/18 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
3/8/18 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
3/9/18 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
3/10/18 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
3/15/18 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
3/16/18 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
3/17/18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Tickets for the 14-date run will go on sale on November 10. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, November 9 at 10 p.m. local time.
Shelton is teaming up with CID Entertainment once again to offer VIP Experiences throughout the tour. In 2018, packages will feature new perks including an autographed 'Country Music Freaks' Tour plaque and an exclusive BS'ers Lounge baseball cap. VIPs will also get access to the BS'ers Lounge where Blake will perform an acoustic set and answer fan questions. More details available via www.cidentertainment.com/events/blake-shelton-tour-2018.
TEXOMA SHORE TRACK LISTING
1.I’ll Name The Dogs (Matt Dragstrem, Ben Hayslip, Josh Thompson)
2.At The House (Jamie Moore, Craig Wiseman)
3.Beside You Babe (Abe Stoklasa, Mark Trussell)
4.Why Me (Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Ross Copperman)
5.Money (Craig Wiseman, James Bailey, Ryan Ogren)
6.Turnin’ Me On (Blake Shelton, Jessi Alexander, Josh Osborne)
7.The Wave (Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman)
8.Got The T-Shirt (Matt Jenkins, Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill)
9.Hangover Due (Craig Wiseman, Matt Dragstrem)
10. When The Wine Wears Off (Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman)
11. I Lived It (Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman)
Produced by Scott Hendricks