With less than two months until the December 13 release of Blake Shelton’s Fully Loaded: God’s Country, the country superstar and The Voice coach has released a new song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip.” Co-written by Shelton, Rhett Akins, Jessi Alexander, and Chase McGill, the track is one of the five new tracks on Shelton’s forthcoming release. It will also feature seven of Shelton’s biggest hits, including “I’ll Name the Dogs,” “She’s Got a Way with Words,” and “I Lived It.”
The new track celebrates Shelton’s spiritual side while embracing his rebellious side. “I might have a little rust on my halo,” Shelton sings, “But when I’m gone, I know where I’ll go, ‘Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul.” He continues to admit that he’s “a little more cold beer than holy water” and “more Saturday night on an old bar stool than a Sunday morning pew.” The song is quintessential Shelton, combining cleverly humorous lyrics with a mid-tempo country melody that is sure to become an anthem for fans who have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other.
In addition to releasing Fully Loaded: God’s Country, Shelton is currently appearing on the 17th season of The Voice, as the sole remaining judge from the show’s first season. It was recently announced that he’ll return for season 18, alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and newcomer Nick Jonas.
He’ll also hit the road next year on an arena tour, titled “Friends and Heroes 2020,” that will include appearances by Lauren Alaina, The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, and Trace Adkins. Visit www.blakeshelton.com for more information on ticket sales and exclusive VIP packages.
“Jesus Got a Tight Grip” 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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