Blake Shelton posted an almost-two-minute clip on Facebook yesterday (Aug. 21) in which he thanked Nashville songwriters for their “incredible” contributions to his musical catalogue over the years.
“I never really considered myself a great songwriter, and the reason is because there’s so many incredible songwriters in Nashville that I can’t even begin to compare my songs to the work that they put out and the brilliant songs that these writers in Nashville come up with time and time and time again,” said Blake. “And I wouldn’t be sitting here with a career right now if it wasn’t for the songwriters in Nashville and the publishers who took a chance on me, especially as a young artist.”
While the majority of cuts on Blake’s albums are from outside songwriters nowadays, he has co-penned a number of his own tunes over the years, including “All Over Me,” “Friends,” “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” “On a Good Day,” “The Last Country Song,” “Here I Am,” “Savior’s Shadow” and more, as well as Miranda Lambert’s “Over You.”
“I love being a songwriter, but I’m more excited about making a great album every time I get in the studio, and if I’m going to be honest with myself and everyone around me, the only way to do that is to lean on the incredible, talented writers in Nashville,” added Blake.
Speaking of being “honest,” Blake’s most recent album is 2016’s If I’m Honest, featuring No. 1 singles “Came Here to Forget,” “A Guy With a Girl” and “Every Time I Hear That Song.”
Watch Blake’s post below.