Blake Shelton’s #TBT to 2004

Star Says New Album Sounds Like His Barn & Grill

Ten years ago, Blake Shelton released his third album, Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill. And in an interview with CMT’s Cody Alan , Shelton admits his brand new project, Bringing Back the Sunshine, feels a lot like the 2004 album.

“I think it’s a throwback to some of my earlier music,” Shelton told Alan. “It definitely has a lot of those elements in it like we had with the Barn & Grill album and my first two albums.”

“Neon Light,” Shelton’s first single off the new album, does have kind of an early 2000’s vibe to it. And when Alan asked him about that light at the end of the tunnel, Shelton acted like there was only one kind. For him, anyway.

“If you’ve had a bad experience, it always brings me hope and peace when I get to a bar and start drinking,” he said. “You’ve gotta have faith that there will be a neon light if you’re going through a breakup or bankruptcy.”

Shelton also talked about where the sunshine went (behind the clouds) and how he is the one bringing it back. But, still, he didn’t sound too excited about the name of this album or any other albums for that matter.

“Did I mention that I hate naming albums?” he said. “I think that’s a terrible thing. You make the record, and you dump your life into this thing, and then like two days before it’s time they’re like, ‘We need an album title.’ And you’re like, ‘Album title? No.’ I never am good at that stuff.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.