Being on fire is an understatement when it comes to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm]. Not only is Blake the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, and his most recent single, “Honey Bee,” having more than 138,000 digital downloads, Blake is actually pushing his next studio album a little forward and gonna release it early for all of us!
Things are moving pretty fast with his new album, setting a release date for July 12, which is a few months earlier than what was originally planned. And according to AOL’s The Boot, Blake says that he wants to make sure he gets while the gettin’ is good:
“Playing your cards too close to your chest doesn’t pay out,” Blake tells the Associated Press. “I feel like right now if I’ve got a single that’s exploding, easily my fastest climber, I don’t want to do something like wait and put [the album] out in the fall. It’s when you rally the troops and say, ‘Man, we’ve got to get this thing done.'”
When asked about the songs that are on the album, he said that he feels they turn out to be hits because he can actually relate to them. He also said that is why he chose to sing “Famous in a Small Town” during the Girls Night Out tribute. He even said that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm] was his inspiration for why he chose the song. Watch that video, here! And be careful, Miranda also gave us a TMI moment about Blake.
“Honestly, it’s just songs that I can kind of relate to at this moment of my life,” Blake says. “I’m getting married in about a month and just really feeling good about everything in my life … It’s definitely songs from a guy wishing I could freeze this moment for the rest of time.”
And remember, he is a judge on The Voice, which airs tomorrow night at 9PM. Don’t forget to DVR the first episode! And to promote it, Blake along with the rest of the judges did a super group version of Cee-Lo’s “Crazy.” Check that out, here.
Read more about why Blake is releasing his untitled 9th album, at TheBoot.com
Much Love, Coop
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