We didn’t have to wait long for Blake Shelton’s music video for his new single “God’s Country.” Less than a week after performing the hit live for the first time and receiving a standing ovation at the ACM Awards, the official video was released, and boy is it a good one.
The powerful video, directed by Grammy Award-winning director Sophie Miller, certainly shows Shelton’s dedication and love he has for his home state of Oklahoma.
“Well I can tell you one thing for damn sure, Oklahoma is God’s Country, so that’s where we shot the music video for the song,” said Shelton in a recent press release. “We spent four days shooting there in and around Tishomingo, getting connected to the land, the environment and the spirit of the music. As I’ve said before, I was born in Oklahoma, and I’ll be buried there and Sophie Muller, who’s a well-known video director, really captured the countryside in a stark and vivid way.” Tishomingo is where Shelton resides today.
Going back and forth between black and white footage of the Dust-Bowl and Shelton facing heavy weather elements in the present day, the video highlights the challenges that all farmers face. However, it also shows how breathtaking nature and the countryside can be, giving the message that no matter what comes our way, we should be proud of where we come from and to be able to stand in “God’s Country”.
Written by Michael Hardy, Devin Dawson, and Jordan Schmidt, it is already a hit for Shelton, making it into the top 25 on the Billboard Country Chart and jumping up 41 spots to number five on Billboard’s Hot Country.
While we wait for the singer-songwriter’s 12th studio album you can catch him on NBC’s The Voice on April 26.
“God’s Country” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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