126: Blake Shelton Talks New Album, New Tour & New Chapter of His Life

NCD Writers Room show

Summary: Jim Casey talks with Blake Shelton about: • the excitement of releasing his 11th studio album, "Texoma Shore" • having a career that spans 17 years • recording the new album in his studio on the shore of Lake Texoma on the Texas/Oklahoma border • his earliest memory of Lake Texoma, which involves his mother screaming • the catalyst for creating the album, which was the single "I'll Name the Dogs" • the new chapter of his life • the balance of the new album, including songs "The Wave," "Got the T-shirt" and "Hangover Due" • co-writing "Turnin' Me On" • the two or three words that pop into his mind when he thinks of various tracks on the album • hitting the road in 2018 with Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and Trace Adkins on the Country Music Freak Tour Quote Worthy: • Blake: "Man, I’m in a new chapter of my life and I’m ready to express that. And I’m very proud of the "If I’m Honest" record, but it had some dark tones to it. No question, that was a tough time I was coming out of and I’m just not there anymore. I don’t want to wallow in it by promoting that album anymore. I want to promote this new chapter of my life." Show Participants • Blake Shelton • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief