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Based On a True Story... (Deluxe Version)

Blake Shelton

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The crossover sound of Based on a True Story… has much to do with this being Blake Shelton's first album after he gained stardom as a judge on The Voice. But just because he’s reaching for a wider audience doesn't mean he’s abandoned his country roots. As the opening “Boys 'Round Here” (which features the country supergroup Pistol Annies) reveals, Shelton has exaggerated his twangy tones with inflated pop production. This one was built like a new pickup truck with bolt-on accessories; at its foundation is a looped beat and acoustic guitar riff, over which Shelton raps and sings about good-‘ol boy pride. Behind him, Pistol Annies provide some of the coolest backing vocals to ever grace any of his recordings. “Sure Be Cool If You Did” similarly builds on a country-pop ballad foundation with prerequisite pedal-steel notes and soaring three-part vocal harmonies that accompany Shelton’s amorous serenading. The rootsy rocker “I Still Got a Finger” plays like an update of Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job And Shove It.”

Customer Reviews

based on a true story

beautiful, and its completely true.
i love it!!!! listen to this album wveryday! <3

Phenomenal

Relatable. Soothing yet equally upbeat. Excellent job Blake. Well worth the wait

Boys round here

Love this song so much that I'm gonna make my dad buy the album and I don't even care that he says a swear:)

Biography

Born: June 18, 1976 in Ada, OK

Genre: Country

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Oklahoma native Blake Shelton moved to Nashville in 1994, two weeks after his high school graduation, to launch a songwriting career that would eventually make him one of the leading males in contemporary country music, and a nationally recognized television star thanks to NBC's The Voice. Back home, he'd received statewide attention by touring the bar circuit and winning the Denbo Diamond Award, the top award for young Oklahoma entertainers. In Nashville, Shelton was able to maintain that momentum...
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