Blake Shelton taps into a storied country music tradition with his new single, “Minimum Wage,” available everywhere now.
“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.”
“Minimum Wage” follows back-to-back love songs with his fiancé and fellow The Voice coach, Gwen Stefani. “Nobody But You” and most recently “Happy Anywhere” both reached No. 1 on the country airplay charts, giving them consecutive No. 1 singles together and bringing Shelton his 28th career chart-topper.