Blake Shelton Scores 25th No. 1 Single With “I’ll Name the Dogs”

Blake Shelton Scores 25th No. 1 Single With “I’ll Name the Dogs”

Blake Shelton is closing out 2017 the way he started it—with a No. 1 tune.

Blake’s “I’ll Name the Dogs” ascended to the top of both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts this week, marking his 25th career No. 1 single. The traditional-sounding tune, which was penned by Matt Dragstrem, Ben Hayslip and Josh Thompson, is the lead single from Blake’s 11th studio album, Texoma Shore.

“What a great way to end 2017 with ‘I’ll Name the Dogs’ at No. 1,” said Blake. “As I look back over another incredible year, I know that the success has been because of the love and support from my fans. This song and several others on Texoma Shore are a little more throwback, traditional country. They take me back to a time when I was growing up in Oklahoma, when things were a little less complicated. Thank you to my fans for embracing my music both new and old—and for all you do for my family and me. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family.”

photo by Jason Simanek

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell