The good thing about owning your own bar is that you always have a place to celebrate. And that’s what Blake Shelton did at his downtown Nashville Ole Red bar and restaurant.
Blake, along with “God’s Country” songwriters, Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Hardy, and an exclusive crowd of music industry insiders, friends and family descended on the venue to help toast the success of the singer, songwriter, actor and television host’s most recent number-one single.
In a video shot at the event, Blake spoke to the crowd and admitted that today’s music industry was confusing to him. “We always bought records growing up, so I’m still trying to get a grip on it,” he said. “I don’t really understand it, but I know that it’s a good thing when a song is big like ‘God’s Country’ and somehow people make money on it with streaming or whatever people do now to make money in the record industry. I don’t understand how it works.”
He went on to say, “I kinda love this weird spot we’re in because it’s a blast for me to sit back and go, ‘OK, now what else y’all got, I’ll go cut it. Let’s go cut it. We’ll cut it next week or the week after that if you want to.’”
Songwriter Jordan Schmidt quickly chimed in, “You promise?” And Blake didn’t hesitate to say, “I promise.”
Blake has previously said that he has no plans for an album at this point, but may continue to release singles as that is how music fans seem to be consuming music these days. So, is there another Blake single in the can ready to go? Only time will tell.
Until then, fans can hear the Oklahoma singer collaborating with another Oklahoma singer on Garth Brooks’ “Dive Bar.”