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Video: Blake Shelton takes new single 'God's Country' to No. 1, performs it on Red Nose Day

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Blake Shelton performs his chart-topping hit "God's Country" on the Red Nose Day charity special, which aired Thursday on NBC. [Photo by Chris Haston/NBC]
Blake Shelton performs his chart-topping hit "God's Country" on the Red Nose Day charity special, which aired Thursday on NBC. [Photo by Chris Haston/NBC]

Less than two months since it debuted and only six weeks into its run at country radio, Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton’s latest single, “God’s Country,” this week tops the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, marking the Ada native's 14th entry at No. 1. 

“God’s Country” has racked up more than 50 million on-demand streams and has already surpassed 500,000 track equivalent sales. The “Southern-rockin’ country stomper” (Rolling Stone) is also heating up the airwaves as it quickly nears the Top 10 at country radio, according to a news release. 

Shelton debuted the “chest-thumping anthem” (Billboard) last month at the 54th ACM Awards, and he performed it again on TV Thursday night on NBC's fifth annual Red Nose Day charity special. 


As previously reported, the single’s thunderous official music video, directed by Grammy Award-winning director Sophie Muller, was shot in Shelton’s native Oklahoma. 

Earlier this spring, Shelton hit the road for his “Friends & Heroes 2019” tour, which earned the platinum-selling entertainer a spot on Pollstar’s “Top 100 Tours in Q1” list. Featuring special guest Lauren Alaina and appearances by the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins, the arena run sold out all 18 dates and was one of the only nine country tours to make the list. To read my review of the tour-opening Oklahoma City show, click here.

Over the past year, Shelton enjoyed continued success following the release of his chart-topping album "Texoma Shore," which produced his 25th No. 1 single with his gold-certified smash “I’ll Name The Dogs” and the Grammy-nominated hit “I Lived It.” Offstage, Shelton remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, recently opening a new location in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, joining those in Nashville and his adopted hometown of Tishomingo.

As previously reported, Shelton is back in Tishomingo tonight to perform at the grand opening of The Doghouse at his original Ole Red location. The Doghouse is a music hall and events venue expansion to the Shelton-inspired bar and restaurant. 


Tickets sales from both his concert tonight and Luke Bryan’s set Thursday night are benefiting the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation.

According to the Ole Red Tishomingo Twitter feed, the two concerts raised $144,500 raised for the Oklahoma Wildlife Foundation.

-BAM

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Blake Shelton performs his chart-topping hit "God's Country" on the Red Nose Day charity special, which aired Thursday on NBC.  [Photo by Chris Haston/NBC]

Blake Shelton performs his chart-topping hit "God's Country" on the Red Nose Day charity special, which aired Thursday on NBC. [Photo by Chris Haston/NBC]

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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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