Blake Shelton Takes Two Texoma Shore Tracks to Today in Surprise Appearance Ahead of Friday Album Launch
- https://www.blakeshelton.com/news/blake-shelton-takes-two-texoma-shore-tracks-today-surprise-appearance-ahead-friday-albumBlake Shelton Takes Two Texoma Shore Tracks to Today in Surprise Appearance Ahead of Friday Album Launch
Performances preceded by world premiere of new track “I Lived It”
Photo credit: Jim Wright
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (October 31, 2017) – Blake Shelton gave New York City a country music Halloween this morning with a surprise appearance on NBC’s TODAY. The chart-topping recording artist performed his latest hit single “I’ll Name The Dogs” and brand new track “I Lived It” following its world premiere earlier in the day. Written by Nashville songwriting staples Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akinsa and Ross Copperman, the tune closes Shelton’s upcoming album Texoma Shore (due this Friday and available now for pre-order) with a look into the past.
“I feel like ‘I Lived It’ is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever had the chance to record,” said Shelton. “This is something that takes me back to my childhood and I think it’s going to take a lot of people back. As I’ve had the chance to play this album for people early on, that’s the song that really stands out to everybody… it’s hard to listen to without relating to it. It’s hard not to fall in love with this song.”
Shelton kicked off the week on Monday with the announcement of his 2018 headlining “Country Music Freaks Tour” (dates below) and a performance of another new Texoma Shore track, “At The House,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the clip here – and join Shelton and Fallon as they find out the differences between apples and onions here. The country music superstar shows no signs of stopping. He will hit two more stages this week while on the east coast, Late Night with Seth Meyers tomorrow evening followed by Live With Kelly to celebrate album release day on November 3.
Texoma Shore follows Shelton’s last album, If I’m Honest, which was the best-selling country album released in 2016. That album earned Shelton a number of awards, including Top Country Artist at the Billboard Music Awards in May. Earlier this year he became the first country artist ever to win the all-genre Favorite Album category at the People’s Choice Awards, along with the title for Favorite Male Country Artist.
“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