Today is the day…Blake Shelton has released his newest album since his divorce. On the new album, “If I’m Honest”, and we all know Blake can be honest…he opens up even more than he already has on the 15 tracks.
I’ve never been as proud of an album as a body of work as I am of this one… I felt like with this record being so important to me and basically autobiographical, a snapshot of a year-and-a-half of my life, an ordinary album title would be a cop-out. I thought, ‘I can do better than that’” Blake stated.
Blake’s fans can expect the album to be full of emotion while at the same time keeping true to Blake’s fun side. The first single off the record is “Straight Outta Cold Beer” along with the down home country living hit “Green” and “Doing It To Country Songs” featuring The Oak Ridge Boys.
Blake lays his heart out on the table and we as fans get to join on the journey through his songs of love, joy, loss and pain with “Bet You Still Think About Me” and “Every Time I Hear That Song” as well as “Every Goodbye,” “Came Here To Forget,” “It Ain’t Easy,” “One Night Girl,” and “You Can’t Make This Up.”
The highly anticipated and emotional “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” duet with co-writer and girlfriend Gwen Stefani is also included on the new album.
It’s hard for me to talk about this song without smiling,” he says, “just for the fact that she and I wrote this thing together about our circumstances at the time.”
Blake also includes a gospel song, “Savior’s Shadow” which is not something he has done on past recordings.
For a guy like me who’s never really stepped out about my faith,” he says, “this is another matter of being honest, of talking about things that happened and how they played out.”
The record ends with “Friends”, a song about friendship that Blake wrote for The Angry Birds movie, in which he voices Earl the Pig. He liked the single so much he decided to include it on his album.
Check out Blake’s performance of “She’s Got A Way With Words” Live on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater LA.