Blake Shelton Reveals Details About His Upcoming Album ‘Body Language’

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Blake Shelton spoke about his upcoming album prior to the 2021 ACM Awards.

This year, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were nominated for Music Event of the Year for “Nobody But You.” It was announced that Carly Pearce and Lee Brice won the category for “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Shelton is set to perform during the telecast in honor of the 20th anniversary of his hit, “Austin.” Prior to the show, Shelton teased fans with details about his upcoming album, Body Language. His twelfth studio album is his first release since his 2017 album, Texoma Shore. The new record is set to drop on May 21.

“Well it’s an album,” he joked. “We don’t do albums anymore, you heard – it’s been 3 1/2 years. My God! The funny thing about this album is the first single off the album is ‘Happy Anywhere’ which has already come and gone and we’re on to now ‘Minimum Wage.’ So there will be two first singles released off this album.”

“And just like everybody we’ve heard the story so many times now, it’s boring. But COVID just kind of put a stop to our plans as far as that album that we’ve been working on for a long time. We just literally couldn’t go finish it,” he explained. “We couldn’t get musicians in the studio together we couldn’t do anything just like none of us could. And so that’s what’s taking this extra amount of time. But for me personally, some of these songs have been laying around that have been recorded for almost two years. So I’m glad to finally get them out there and get them off my table.”

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“We’re getting back to performing music and even though it’s baby steps we’re actually showing up there,” Shelton said. “And even though we’re having to kind of isolate and do these things in different places it’s going to feel like a real award show. It’s going to like a real concert and it’s not going to be this something that we’ve been having to do on Zoom and FaceTime and stuff over the past year because of the circumstances. We’re able to now at least get in the door and bring our bands and it’s going to be some damn good music.”