Blake Shelton is prepping for the March 2 release of Hillbilly Bone, a value-priced album of six new songs. He hasn’t put out a studio album since 2008’s Startin’ Fires and says this as a way to “give fans new music more often and at a lower price.” The first single is the title track, a comedic, sing-along duet with longtime friend Trace Adkins. The single and video for “Hillbilly Bone” is currently available from all digital service providers.
Also available exclusively on iTunes until Jan. 12 is Blake Shelton: The Essentials, a digital compilation of Shelton’s best-known tracks such as “Austin,” “Some Beach,” “Home,” “The Baby,” and “She Wouldn’t Be Gone.” After the 12th it will be available at other outlets too.
Shelton and his Warner Music Nashville labelmates Whitney Duncan, Gloriana, Jessica Harp, Jason Jones, and James Otto, are working with BAM Racing to offer NASCAR lovers a VIP Fan Experience, where they meet the recording artists and BAM’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Team. As part of the partnership, artists will have their own paint schemes on the cars, perform pre-race concerts and watch the race with fans from the pit box.