Blake Shelton confirmed that he will be putting out an album this year!
“We will put out an album this year,” Shelton told CMT’s Cody Alan in a recent interview. He continued to tell Alan that he prefers to release singles, so that when his fans go and buy the album there are already songs on there that are familiar to them.
“I just like the idea of releasing a few singles, and this day and age, when somebody goes to buy an album, I want there to be several familiar songs on there already so that they feel like they are getting their money’s worth,” Shelton continued.
The Voice coach didn’t reveal any additional details about his forthcoming new record. However, he did further explain that he didn’t want to put out an album and that he just wants to continue releasing singles in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I don’t want to put out an album. I really don’t,” Shelton shared. “I’m sure that at some point, my record company people are going to pressure me into it, but as of now, I’m not putting out an album this year. I know that.” “I’ll be just as happy to release just another single,” he continued. “I do [have more songs] and I’ve got other stuff that I’m pumped about, but when I think about an album right now, I’m like, ‘Do people care about them anymore?’ I don’t know. But I’m having a blast just releasing singles. Maybe I’ll do that from now on.”
In a separate interview with Bobby Bones of The Bobby Bones Show, the “Minimum Wage” singer shared that he is “pumped” about the upcoming new album. “We’re gonna come with a new album; this will be the first single off of that album,” Shelton revealed to Bones. “We’re pumped about it.”
“Minimum Wage” is the lead single from the forthcoming project and is his first solo single since the release of his GRAMMY-nominated single “God’s Country” in 2019. The yet-to-be officially announced album will follow his 2019 release, Fully Loaded: God’s Country.
Listen to the controversial new single from the album below.