Startin' Fires

Blake-Shelton-Startin-fires.jpg

His fifth album finds Blake doing a better job than ever of uniting the disparate sides of his personality—the irrepressible jokester (“Some Beach,” “Ol’ Red”) as well as the sincere balladeer (“The Baby,” “Home”). Blake keeps from going too far in either of those directions, and in doing so he finds himself pushing into some new areas with an audible ease and confidence. The raw desperation of the hit “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” is a pleasant surprise, but so are the loping sunniness of “Never Lovin’ You” and the 1970s-style lover-man grooves of “This Is Gonna Take All Night.”

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

New Jay Joyce-produced album challenges quartet.
Track was written with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
“I’m pretty excited, to say the least,” says Brantley.
Becomes flagship artist for partnership between Cumulus and Big Machine
Cross-genre duets with Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert are in the works.
All-star lineup including Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and Kacey Musgraves to perform benefit concert.