Blake Shelton: the voice of an angel

Amanda Brooks

The country genre has often received a bad reputation; however, when you actually listen to the words in a country song, you’ll realize that each song tells a different story. Blake Shelton’s new album “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” does a nearly incredible job telling 12 different tales, with two exceptions. 

The 43-year-old country singer made his first debut with a single named “Austin” in the year 2001. Since then, Shelton has released 11 studio albums, four extended plays, five compilation albums, and 40 singles. He is even a judge on the famous TV show “The Voice.”

“Fully Loaded: God’s Country” has a total of 12 songs, the first song being “God’s Country,” which is open to interpretation. The main idea of the song is how everything around us is God’s masterpiece. Shelton sings about how he was born of God’s country and how he wants to be buried in the same place. It’s a great song and talks about the circle of life.

The third song, “Nobody But You” is a duet between Shelton and his girlfriend of four years, Gwen Stefani. This is no doubt the best song on the album. Their chemistry is unbelievable and the words are super sweet. This song tells a very touching love story.

The eighth song on the album, “I’ll Name the Dogs” is another pure song about love. This song tells the story of two people picturing their lives together. Shelton sings about how he wants to marry the girl he is with and it brought a smile to my face.

Unfortunately, a miss on the album was “Hell Right”, which featured Trace Adkins. This song is not worth listening to and overall, was just a very disappointing waste of time.

The worst song on the album was “Tequila Sheila.” I don’t know if Shelton needed more time to fill, but it was a huge lackluster performance. The song is a fake live version and overly sexualized, especially for being a country song.

That being said, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” had a runtime of 43 minutes and only 8 minutes didn’t live up to my expectations. 

All in all, Shelton released a very fun and sweet album that’s easy to listen to. Even if you’re not a country person, it’s worth giving it a listen.