Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of NBC
Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of NBC

Blake Shelton Shares Snippet Of New Single “Minimum Wage,” Announces Release Date

Blake Shelton shared a snippet of his unreleased new single “Minimum Wage” on Wednesday (Jan. 13) as well as announced the official release date for the controversial new track.

“Yeah, I met you ‘fore anybody knew my name / Playin’ for pennies on the dive bar stage / split an all-star special on our first date in a Waffle House booth / Your daddy was cryin’ when he gave you away / ‘Cause all those country songs I played / They didn’t come with a 401k, But hey, I had you,” Shelton sings in the first verse of the upcoming new song.

“Girl your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage,” Shelton sings on the chorus.

Shelton first surprised fans with the brand new single during NBC’s New Year’s Eve special. On the special, the superstar gave a first listen of the new song and shared the music video to the track that was directed by his soon-to-be brother-in-law, Todd Stefani.

Following the first listen of the new song on the special, the song sparked outrage from fans that said he is “tone deaf” and he shouldn’t be singing about minimum wage without having experienced it first hand. That backlash then prompted Brooks & Dunn singer Ronnie Dunn to defend Shelton sharing his “two cents” on the situation, which you can read more about HERE.

Hear the teaser clip of “Minimum Wage” below.

The new song is set for release on Friday, January 15. You can pre-save the song HERE. See the official single art below.

Blake Shelton - "Minimum Wage"
Blake Shelton – “Minimum Wage”

“Minimum Wage” follows his latest singles “Happy Anywhere” and “Nobody But You,” both of which are duets that feature his soon-to-be wife, Gwen Stefani.

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