Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton announced this morning on the “Today” the name and release date of his hotly anticipated new album.
Titled “Based On A True Story…,” his new album will be released March 26 on Warner Bros. Records, and that’s the cover art posted above. The Tishomingo resident also will perform on “Today” show March 26, according to a news release.
“Sure Be Cool If You Did,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Digital Tracks chart in its first week of release, is creating a buzz, with Entertainment Weekly calling it “ludicrously catchy” with an A- rating and Newsday saying it shows “exactly how ‘The Voice’ coach-judge manages to maintain his country cred while wading into the mainstream.”
“Based on a True Story …” will be released the day after the hit reality TV show “The Voice,” on which Shelton serves as a celebrity coach, launches its fourth season.
He also will be seen on TV this spring co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards with Luke Bryan on April 7 on CBS.
In addition, the Ada native will be heading out on a major headlining tour of the U.S. beginning July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va., the “Ten Times Crazier Tour,” featuring special guest Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer, will crisscross the country with dates through the summer and into fall, including an Oct. 4 stop at Tulsa’s BOK Center. For more information on the “Ten Times Crazier Tour” – named for one of the tracks on his upcoming album – go to www.BlakeShelton.com/shows.
Shelton also talked with “Today” show about the upcoming season of “The Voice,” the reality show’s new judges Usher and Shakira and the big year he has been having:
Check out the full track listing for “Based On A True Story…” after the break.
“Based On A True Story…” track listing:
Boys ‘Round Here
Sure Be Cool If You Did
Do You Remember
Small Town Big Time
Country On The Radio
Doing What She Likes
Still Got A Finger
Mine Would Be You
Ten Times Crazier