Country music star Blake Shelton‘s brand new single “Hell Right”, featuring Trace Adkins, has debuted! Penned by David Garcia, Brett Tyler, and Michael Hardy, “Hell Right” comes steeped in the rugged heart of “God’s Country” but tinted with the swagger of his biggest hits like “Hillbilly Bone” and “Boys ‘Round Here.”
“This song is about taking things to the max,” Shelton shares. “You can raise hell or you can raise hell right. It’s about cutting loose and having fun the right way. I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles these days, but when I hear songs like this on the radio, I am immediately thinking about being back home and what I’d be doing if I was there. The first time I heard ‘God’s Country’ I was on my ranch in Oklahoma. As a guy who actually lives this lifestyle, ‘Hell Right’ hits me in the soul now just as much as ‘God’s Country’ did then.”
Listen to “Hell Right” below!
“The thing that I love about what I’m doing right now, as far as recording and releasing music goes, is that I’m able to have an immediate reaction to something – and ‘Hell Right’ is an example of that,” Shelton explained in a recent statement. “We had several songs cut that we had been excited about and still are, but when I heard ‘Hell Right’ I called my producer Scott and said, ‘I don’t want to rock the boat here, I just feel like we need to go in and cut this and see how it works out.’ After living with it about three or four days, I just had an idea that Trace Adkins would be perfect to have on this record with me. I’ve been saying for the last few months, I’m just recording songs that I want to make with no apologies, with no rhyme or reason, and I’ve been making them with the people I want to make them with. I’m just making records that I’m excited about.”
The new single follows one of Shelton’s biggest smashes to date. “God’s Country” became his 26th No. 1 and held the reign for two consecutive weeks, in addition to seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It is currently nearing 180 million streams, pulling in more than 10 million per week, and became the fastest country single in the past year to reach one million track equivalents.
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