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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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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