Blake Shelton has had several big hits over the years at radio, but even he admits he doesn’t always get it right. The 46-year-old recently shared a video of him performing one of his songs, “I Don’t Care,” which was on both his Pure BS album in 2007, as well as his Startin’ Fires record in 2008, but yet never made it to being a single.
“Back in the day I wanted this song to be a single so bad I put it on 2 different albums,” Shelton says of the song, written by Dean Dillon and Casey Beathard. “We never got to it and I still regret it. Thought I’d dig it out for y’all. It’s called ‘I Don’t Care.'”
Back in the day I wanted this song to be a single so bad I put it on 2 different albums. We never got to it and I still regret it. Thought I’d dig it out for y'all. It’s called "I Don’t Care." pic.twitter.com/eRKD6yPEE5
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 30, 2022
Shelton, who was just announced as an upcoming recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year, released his latest record, Body Language, last May, followed by his Body Language Deluxe album in December. The Oklahoma native is currently enjoying a Top 20 hit from the record, with his “Come Back As a Country Boy” single.
“I think this song is an anthem for everyday hardworking country people out there,” Shelton says of the tune, written by HARDY, Jordan Schmidt and Josh Thompson. “We have so much pride in who we are and what we do that, if we ever died and got the chance to live life over again, we probably wouldn’t do it if we couldn’t be country.”
Body Language also includes the song, “Bible Verses,” It’s his relationship with Stefani that inspired Shelton to the tune, which shows off Shelton’s spiritual side — a side he is willing to embrace more now that he is married to Gwen Stefani.
“I think honestly looking back under the circumstances that Gwen and I fell in love with each other and got together, that alone was all of the proof I needed,” Shelton told Lon Helton at this year’s Country Radio Seminar. “She has such a strong faith in God. I mean, if Gwen was sitting here right now, she would [say it’s] God, and then everything else. That’s number one in her life and has been her whole life.
“She doesn’t beat you over the head with it; she would never do that,” he continues. “That’s her relationship. But I’ve learned a lot from Gwen about a lot of things, really just watching her and learning from her and learning how she thinks and how she treats people, and how she just operates in her life.”
All of Shelton’s music can be found at BlakeShelton.com.