“You can make a six pack on the carpet / Taste like a million dollar bill / You can make a one bedroom apartment / Feel like a house up on the hill / You can make my truck out in the driveway / Roll like a cleaned up Cadillac / Girl, lookin’ at you lookin’ at me that / Can make a man feel rich on minimum wage,” Shelton sings during the chorus.
“I heard ‘Minimum Wage’ over a year ago and connected with it immediately,” says Shelton. “It’s the timeless truth that you don’t need a lot of money or possessions, you just need love.”
Written by Nicolle Galyon, Corey Crowder and Jesse Frasure, “Minimum Wage” builds on the foundation that love is priceless. “I relate so much to the lyrics of this song. I have a lot of great memories playing dive bars in Nashville and then driving back to Oklahoma to play a gig,” Shelton continues. “I gravitate toward songs that feel like the stories of where I’ve been and where I am currently in my life, and I’ve got a lot of happiness in joy in my life these days.” Check out the song’s loving lyrics HERE.
Listen to the brand new song below.
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.
2021 is already proving to be another busy year for Shelton as the Opry member gears up for a special show at the Opry House tonight. Meanwhile, Shelton is hard at work on season 20 of The Voice as he records new music to be released later this year.