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Watch: Blake Shelton takes fans to his Oklahoma home for behind-the-scenes look at 'God's Country' music video

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"Do not do this at home - even though I am doing it at home," Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton says before tossing a cup of fuel on a flaming vintage tractor in the newly released behind-the-scenes look at the compelling music video for his intense new country-rock single “God’s Country.”

As previously reported, the powerful video was shot in and around his adopted hometown of Tishomingo. Directed by Grammy Award-winning director Sophie Muller, the clip features the Ada native working the land, traversing a creek, avoiding a rattlesnake and lighting an old tractor on fire in a wide open field (more of those pyrotechnics are featured in “The Prequel” to the official music video). 


"Turns out it's really hard to burn iron. We found that out today," Shelton says in the behind-the-scenes clip as the crew wraps up filming the tractor burn. 

Shelton also endures a dust storm that was simulated with the help of a helicopter. 

In addition, the video includes historical clips of Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl days, which Shelton says in the behind-the-scenes interview was Muller's idea. 

"Sophie heard this song and kind of gave me a different perspective on the song than I originally thought of, which was the wrath of God. She started thinking of the Dust Bowl and these man-made disasters that happened here in Oklahoma. That's God also, and this is His country. And he can take it back anytime He wants to," he says. 


In true Oklahoman fashion, Shelton expresses his appreciation of the dichotomy of living in "God's Country." 

"(It's) the good, beautiful things of God's country ... and also the wrath of God. And they all come together and they're all important when you're talking about song like this. And we are just a speck, and we're a second in time - and it's on the next," Shelton says. 

As previously reported, “God’s Country” is the flagship single from Shelton's forthcoming project and was written by Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Devin Dawson. Download and stream it here: wmna.sh/godscountry.

Blake Shelton's new single is the country-rock anthem "God's Country." [Cover art provided]
Blake Shelton's new single is the country-rock anthem "God's Country." [Cover art provided]

-BAM 





 

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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