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