Blake Shelton has a new album out today called Based on a True Story. This new album comes right on the heels of last night’s season premiere of The Voice. Blake Shelton, three-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and current Entertainer of the Year, is a busy guy! There are twelve tracks on this album and of course his wife Miranda Lambert and her band The Pistol Annies make an appearance as do some of this other TEAM BLAKE contestants from past seasons of The Voice. There are plenty of upbeat songs as well as ballads.
These are my must listens: Country on the Radio, Mine Would Be You, and I Found Someone.
I’ve Still Got a Finger is PURE Blake humor, so you must listen to that one! And of course his current single Sure Be Cool If You Did is already a hit. So have a listen and tell me which of the songs on this album are your favorites, it was definitely a tough decision picking out just three!
Two albums come out today that you need to be in the know about! First up! Ashley Monroe’s Like a Rose is out today. This is Monroe’s first album since 2009 and its a good one!! Definitely the shining song on this album is the duet with Blake Shelton called You Ain’t Dolly (And You Ain’t Porter). It’s a must listen! A couple of other songs off the album you need to check out are Like a Rose and You Got Me. It’s definitely an album that needs to be in your rotation!
Switching gears, we have Luke Bryan’s Spring Break…Here to Party out today as well just in time for Spring Break! Luke Bryan was quote as saying, “Any chance I have to continue to go to Spring Break, I’m always going to take that opportunity,” and that’s why he releases his Spring Break EPs. The whole album is fun, so go have a listen to all of it!
Yall know we have to spotlight our boy Blake Shelton when he has a video come out. Sure Be Cool If You Did came out this week and I gotta say, I really like this video…it just seems very real. And Blake is lookin’ good yall! Check it out:
He’s got a great everyday look going on in this video right? I mean really it’s a casual outfit anybody and everybody could pull off. And it is Valentine’s Day isn’t it ladies? You might want to buy one or all of these pieces for your man so you can bring home your own Blake Shelton tonight, right?! Here’s the outfit, the Langston’s way:
We’ve got a few new things for you today in terms of new music releases…first up, Kris Kristofferson has a new album out, Feeling Mortal, and it’s pure classic traditional country. You can’t get much better than a Kris Kristofferson written song! Check out the title track: Feeling Mortal.
Blake Shelton has a new single out called Sure Be Cool If You Did. Lately Blake Shelton can’t disappoint with anything he comes out with and this one is no different.
Emerson Drive also has a new album out called Roll. Lots of uptempo songs on this one with a few ballads thrown in. I’d give She’s My Kind of Crazy, We Are This Town and Love Hangover a listen for sure.
There’s also a compilation album of Tim McGraw duets that just recently came out via Curb Records called Tim McGraw & Friends. It’s got a lot of our favorite duets including Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina and Randy Travis. This is a good one to get if you didn’t end up getting these duets off some of these other artists albums.
What else are yall listening to these days? There’s definitely some great albums coming out in February that I can’t wait to listen to!
I have a few more singles that yall need to check out. We’ll start with the King. I’m talking George Strait of course. He’s got a new single out called Give It All We Got. And damn he’s sexy, you know? He announced that this next tour will be his last, though that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop recording we just won’t get to see him much after this. I tell you what, keep on recording stuff like this George!!
Next up, Leann Rimes has a new single out and wow does it seem personal. It’s like an apology to her ex-husband. Kinda interesting to listen to something like this…you should check it out for sure.
And last, I want to fill you in on some songs from the tv shows out there! Cassadee Pope on Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice sang the hell out of Over You (Miranda Lambert’s song she co-wrote with Shelton about his brother who passed away). I believe Pope made it to #1 on iTunes for a while there…
Also, one of my favorites off Nashville that Connie Britton sings is called Buried Under. There are two versions on iTunes, you want this one for sure.
I have a few more new singles you need to check out! In addition to all the Nashville releases that are being released after each episode, we have a single by Sheryl Crow.
“Woman in the White House” is definitely a fun song and a portion of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross.
The release of Christina Aguilera’s latest album, Lotus, has a duet with her fellow The Voice judge Blake Shelton. It’s called “Just a Fool” and it is definitely a must listen! Go out there and download that one for sure!
And last but not least, The Band Perry has a new single out called “Better Dig Two”. It is an awesome song–very Miranda Lambert-esque if you will.
So there you have the latest and greatest…tell me what you are listening to these days. I’m still listening to Carrie Underwood’s latest album. Did yall happen to catch her Unplugged on tv? She did a cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You” and it was pretty amazing!
Blake Shelton’s highly anticipated Christmas album comes out today. It’s called Cheers, It’s Christmas. This album has tons of classics and also duets. You can count on duets with his wife Miranda Lambert, her band Pistol Annies, Reba McEntire, Xenia, and Trypta-Phunk. He also reworks Michael Buble’s Home with a holiday feel and sings it as a duet. And in addition to all those duets, Shelton also sings with his very own mother on “Time For Me To Come Home”.
I pre-ordered this album y’all. We are definitely Blake Shelton fans here at Langston’s if you haven’t caught on to that yet. I’m also a huge fan of holiday music! I always start listening right after Thanksgiving, so I’m glad to have this in my arsenal!
I’ll leave you with this quote that I read via the Las Vegas Review-Journal regarding Shelton’s love for Christmas music:
…he’s a sucker for most Christmas tunes, “even the ones I don’t even know what they mean,” he said.
“There’s one on Anne Murray’s Christmas album, ‘Christmas In Killarney.’ I don’t even know where in the hell Killarney is, but it puts me in the damn Christmas mood. I listen to that one a lot.”
Lionel Richie comes out with a new album today called Tuskegee. It’s all his biggest hits made into duets with our favorite country singers. I’m going to give you thirteen reasons to buy this album: Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Jennifer Nettles, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, Billy Currington, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett. You guys this album is AWESOME! And if you don’t like Lionel Richie songs, you are a damn liar! At least go listen to some snippets on iTunes.
You Are (w/Blake Shelton), Stuck On You (w/Darius Rucker, Sail On (w/Tim McGraw), and Hello (w/ Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles) are my favs for sure, right off the bat. And Hello even gave me goosebumps!
Also, on iTunes there is a sneak peek you can watch of the “making of” the album. Please go watch this, it shows a snippet of Blake Shelton being pure Blake Shelton. Gotta love it!
So what do y’all think? Is this a winner for Lionel Richie? What else are y’all listening to these days?
A while back I did a Wear It on Neal McCoy and y’all his album is OUT! It’s called XII! And if you love some good country music, this album is for you. This is McCoy’s first album in seven years and it’s co-produced by none other than Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The song “Mouth” was written by Jamey Johnson, so you know with all this talent mixed together it’s going to be a good album to listen to because Neal McCoy was obviously not messing around with this one!
On first listen these are my favs: Mouth, A-Ok, That’s Just How She Gets. Honestly every song is pretty much a feel good song. He’s got a great voice and it’s a very country album, so if that’s what you are looking for then this is the album for you.
What are you listening to? Have I told y’all that in addition to all this new stuff I add to my playlists I also have to have Taylor Swift thrown in the mix because my 3 year old son knows all of her songs by heart? There’s just a little personal tidbit from me to you.
Remember when we told you about Blake Shelton coming out with a cover of Footloose? Well today we are gonna deconstruct Blake Shelton’s outfit in the video. It’s super casual, yet good looking….
All of the pieces that Blake wears in the video are AWESOME basics that I think every dude should own. So if you don’t own one or all of these pieces, run don’t walk to the Langston’s site and hit checkout! This is the outfit you should add piece by piece to your cart: