Blake Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone” is set to release on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. I listened to the new CD the other night, and today I’m going to tell you all about what I heard … and what you can get ready to hear on Tuesday!
I’m going to start with the number one track, “Hillbilly Bone,” because that’s the one we’ve all been hearing on the radio for a while. Blake teams up with Trace Adkins for this song, and I hope you’ve all seen the video. It’s the kind of video that fits the song perfectly. You can just about turn down the sound, watch the video, and say “I bet I know what this song is about.” And you’d probably be right!
I am definitely a fan of Blake Shelton, but either his music is changing, or I’m getting old. (Probably a little of both). “Kiss My Country Ass” is definitely not a song I would like to hear my 2 year old grandson running around in the yard singing. Listen to this one, and then listen to “Austin,” which was probably the first Blake Shelton song you remember hearing on the radio. The song is about as far away from “Austin” as you can get without moving to another planet. And I wasn’t really that thrilled with it. But you guys know me well enough to know that I’ll never make that call for you — I’m not telling you not to like it, I’m just telling you it will never be one of my favorite Blake Shelton songs.
Here comes the next track, and it looks like we have returned to planet Earth… Wait till you hear “You’ll Always Be Beautiful.” I love it. Probably my favorite on the album. It’s the quiet, calm, very-much-in love sounding Blake Shelton. It has that “stick inside your head” sound. You know the kind, you hear it once and run around the rest of the day singing, “You’ll always be that beautiful….to me.” OK, I’m happy now!
Blake has so much variety on this album. “Can’t Afford to Love You” is a cute little ‘I love you but I really don’t have enough money to get you stuff you want.” But, that was just where it started … in the end – Lady who likes expensive things finds out that all she needs is a guy in his $40 jeans, with a truck and some stars to look at, and she can be happy too — now everyone go ‘awwwwww’.
I thought I was going to have a problem finding enough about this album that I like to write a favorable review. I was wrong. The reason I thought that is because while I love Blake and Trace Adkins, I am not a huge fan of the single, “Hillbilly Bone.” Like I said earlier, the song is one people can relate to, and it’s moving up the charts quickly, and the video is good – but even with all that said, it is never going to be one of my favorite BS songs.
However, once I got past that one, and “You Can Kick My Country Ass,” I was really pleased with what I was hearing. “Delilah” is good, “Almost Alright” is good … and the only thing really wrong with this 6-track album is that it leaves you wanting more! A lot more. At least it did for me.
I’m off again! Talk to you soon — Get ready for Blake Shelton on March 2. I think you are all going to like this one.
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