Blake Shelton’s fifth album, Startin’ Fires, will be released November 18, 2008.
“I’d like for this album to start some musical fires in some new fans and maybe fan the flames for the loyal fans who have been with me for a while,” says Shelton. “So, I named it Startin’ Fires – which comes from one of the songs on the album, ‘Good At Startin’ Fires.’”
“She Wouldn’t Be Gone” is the first single from Startin’ Fires. The powerful vocals and hard-driving beat relays the heart wrenching pain of love lost and how it didn’t have to be. The song, written by Jennifer Adan and Cory Batten, is quickly climbing the country singles charts. Shelton co-wrote two of the songs on the album, “Here I Am,” with Dean Dillon and “Bare Skin Rug” with Miranda Lambert, who also is featured on vocals on the track.
“She Wouldn’t Be Gone,” finds Shelton exploring its rich melody and pouring himself into the vocal challenge.
“This is one of the coolest songs I’ve ever cut as far as being unique and from a fresh place,” says Shelton. “I love to sing songs about regret – always have – and mistakes you make along the way. It’s extremely emotional and has a little different slant on things the guy could have done right along the way.”
Shelton’s rise to the top started with an impressive 2001 debut, which earned him the title of Radio & Records magazine’s breakthrough country artist that year and multiple CMA and ACM Award nominations followed. His hits run the gamut from the sweet sentiments of his six-week #1 debut single, “Austin,” and three additional multi-week #1 singles with “The Baby,” “Some Beach” and “Home.” Shelton has had multiple #1 videos, including “Ol’ Red,” “Heavy Liftin’,” “Some Beach,” “Goodbye Time,” “Nobody But Me,” “Don’t Make Me,” “The More I Drink” and “Home.”
Blake Shelton’s tour with Miranda Lambert kicks off October 3 in Richmond, VA.
Blake Shleton Startin’ Fires Track Listing
2. Good At Startin’ Fires
3. She Wouldn’t Be Gone
4. I’ll Just Hold On
5. 100 Miles
6. Never Lovin’ You
7. Country Strong
8. Home Sweet Home
9. This Is Gonna Take All Night
10. Here I Am
11. I Don’t Care
12. Bare Skin Rug
source: Warner Bros. Nashville
well see Blake said that this cd he was the most happy for well unlike his other cd's the songs on this cd better fit his voice and show what a great singer he really is and like any good song has words you remember and keeps you singing them to your self like so many other good songs out there right now kudos Blake Shelton – said Elaine on Nov 23, 2008