Five months after his first “six pak,” Hillbilly Bone, country star Blake Shelton returns with his second, All About Tonight, due out Aug. 10. The EP of a half-dozen songs is led by the title-track single, a feel-good foot-stomper co-written by Rhett Atkins, which is already a Top 10 hit on the Billboard country charts.
“All About Tonight has a vibe to it from beginning to end,” Shelton says. “The songs make you want to play air guitar. Even the ballads have a more sing-along quality to them.”
The disc includes two collaborations with Shelton’s fiancée, Miranda Lambert. “Suffocating” is a ballad that Lambert co-wrote with Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, while the mid-tempo “Draggin’ the River” features Lambert on vocals.
“I am extremely excited about the duet with Miranda,” says Shelton. “It is the exact type of duet our fans would expect us to do. We sing about being crazy in love and running away.”
Another noteworthy tune is the wistful “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”
“I always wanted a song with a great pick-up line like George Strait’s ‘The Chair,’ ” Shelton explains. “Now I have my own.”
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Miranda Lambert invited her friends Kellie Pickler, Laura Bell Bundy and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott to join her in the video for her new single, “Only Prettier.” The video is a mini-movie about two rival cliques of girls attending a 1950’s high school sock hop. The ”Only Prettier” video will make its world premiere on VEVO August 3rd at 12AM ET with a 48-hour exclusive. The video will be available on all media outlets beginning August 5.
I’ve added 30 photos from the 2010 Lilith Fair – Clarkston, MI. Click the thumbnails below to view the photos! Enjoy!
I’ve added 38 photos of Miranda performing at the Lilith Fair in Noblesville, IN. She looks like she’s having an amazing time. Click the thumbnails below to view the photos!
Title: Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Engagement Party
Location: Front Porch Farms
Miranda has been a client of FrontPage Publicity for several years. I’ve had the pleasure of being her publicist and promoting her music from the very first Sony CD and I am so proud of all that she has accomplished. When Miranda called to say Blake proposed, I was so over-the-top excited for them. Brian & I threw them a Front Porch Farms engagement party and it was so much fun! 920311814 blake miranda kristyn hogan 009 150×150 Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Engagement Party
It was a who’s who of country music singers but even more fun than that was finally having the time to have Miranda, her manager and her parents out to the house. They have been around to hear about all the ups (our wedding) & downs (the tornado) of our own “House That Built Me” so it was a special time.
Caprice & her team at Enchanted Florist worked her magic with the flowers and helped me with our unique vintage & shabby chic displays (only she can show me how to love deer antlers on a table top)
and Shannon at Chef’s Market did an amazing job creating a menu that perfectly represented the couple’s favorite foods.
Blake & Tom at Nashville Event Lighting worked hours to turn the tent, house, pool and grounds into a romantic and rustic “picnic” style event (loved the twine balls!).
Tree Paine, Blake’s publicist had custom cowhide coozies as party favors and we did special all-access keepsake laminates.
Bacardi was happy to help with the party and supply the couple & guests with 3 signature drinks including the Mirandarita & Blakarita (Rum & diet sprite) which is their drink of choice. Det Distributing also contributed to the engagement festivities.
Rich Limousines transported guests up and down the hill who parked down below.
It wasn’t a late night as many had gigs the next day but it wrapped with some interesting interpretations of each other’s material as the pros put their pals on the spot to Karaoke compliments of Blair at Nashville Party Authority.
Photos of the show part of “CMT: Invitation Only” have finally been released. There are 14 photos and I have added them to the gallery. Click the thumbnails below to view!
Miranda performed at the San Diego, CA show of the Lilith Fair yesterday (July 7). Click the photo below to view images.
More details surrounding Blake Shelton’s upcoming ‘six pak’ album have been released. The six-song collection will be named after the Oklahoma native’s fastest rising single to date, ‘All About Tonight,’ with the other five tunes including a special collaboration with Blake’s fiancé, Miranda Lambert. The ‘All About Tonight’ six pak, which was produced by Scott Hendricks (Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn), arrives in stores August 10.
Blake released the first six pak album, ‘Hillbilly Bone,’ in March, and it debuted at No. 2 on the country album chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. He felt the project did everything he and his record label wanted it to do, but he still has one regret, which will be rectified this time around. “If I could go back to that first six pak, the only thing I would’ve done differently is I would’ve released a second single off of it,” he says. “So, when I say ‘All About Tonight’ is the first single off the second six pak, there’s going to be a second single this time. We’ve cut a bunch [of songs]. And that’s what I love about doing six paks is how often you get in there and record and how you’re constantly being sent brand new music from the best writers in Nashville.”
The other songs on the album are ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,’ ‘That Thing We Do,’ ‘Got a Little Country,’ ‘Draggin’ the River’ (a duet with Miranda) and ‘Suffocating,’ which was co-written by his soon-to-be-wife and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.