Five months after his first “six pak,” Hillbilly Bone, country star Blake Shelton returns with his second, All About Tonight, due out Aug. 10. The EP of a half-dozen songs is led by the title-track single, a feel-good foot-stomper co-written by Rhett Atkins, which is already a Top 10 hit on the Billboard country charts.
“All About Tonight has a vibe to it from beginning to end,” Shelton says. “The songs make you want to play air guitar. Even the ballads have a more sing-along quality to them.”
The disc includes two collaborations with Shelton’s fiancée, Miranda Lambert. “Suffocating” is a ballad that Lambert co-wrote with Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, while the mid-tempo “Draggin’ the River” features Lambert on vocals.
“I am extremely excited about the duet with Miranda,” says Shelton. “It is the exact type of duet our fans would expect us to do. We sing about being crazy in love and running away.”
Another noteworthy tune is the wistful “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”
“I always wanted a song with a great pick-up line like George Strait’s ‘The Chair,’ ” Shelton explains. “Now I have my own.”
Listen to all these songs and more below and for more on Shelton, check out his Web site.
“All About Tonight”
“Draggin’ The River”
“Got A Little Country”
“That Thing We Do”
“Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”
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