It’s “God’s Country” – and we’re just living in it! Less than four months since its radio debut, the latest single from Blake Shelton crowns both the Mediabase / Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts. It’s Shelton’s 26th country radio No. 1 and earlier this year became his 16thBillboard Hot Country Songs chart-topper.
Of the No. 1 Shelton said, “This is such a powerful song and I’m so proud to be a part of it. When I first heard the song I thought it sounded like a remedy. Like a cure. It just sounds like a missing link in country music for the last 10 or 12 years. It feels like a combination of ‘Ole Red’ and ‘Country Boy Can Survive’ to me which definitely have a place in country music. Those songs are just rare.”
With more than 125 million on-demand streams already, the “southern rockin’ foot-stomper” (Rolling Stone) is the fastest country single in the past year to reach one million track equivalents. “As long as I’ve been making music I’m still shocked and amazed at the power of a song and I’m never prepared for it,” said Shelton. “‘God’s Country’ is an anthem for anybody and everybody who’s proud of where they come from. I’m honored to have been given this song from Devin Dawson, Hardy and Jordan Schmidt who are incredible writers.”