Blake Shelton Opens Up About Roofing Houses for $8 an Hour: ‘I Never Worked Up To Shingles Guy’

by Kayla Zadel

In light of Blake Shelton’s new song, “Minimum Wage” the singer is opening up about one his first low-paying jobs.

The Oklahoman is telling “The Bobby Bones Show” about the time he was roofing houses. “I roofed houses in Ada, Oklahoma,” Shelton said when asked about his first minimum wage job. “And, it may have been more than minimum wage now that I think about it. I think I got paid $8 an hour and I feel like way back then minimum wage might have been like $6 an hour or something closer to that so. Man, I stepped right into the big money roofing houses.”

As a matter of fact, Bones, the show’s host tells Shelton that he roofed houses in Arkansas. Bones goes on to tell Shelton that he was given the task to remove old shingles. However, he was not allowed to put on new shingles. The two continue to bond over this shared experience.

“I never worked up to shingle guy in two years,” Blake Shelton said. “I was a tear-off guy and I could carry, by the end of the run, I could carry two bundles of shingles up at a time on my shoulder, which is like 120 pounds. That was the only time in my life I was ever in shape. …”

New Single From Blake Shelton

The Voice” coach is excited about his new single and he “believes that it’s one fans will love.” However, that wasn’t the case for the new track. When “Minimum Wage” first debuted, some fans felt it was insensitive and the time was wrong because of the current global pandemic.

Blake Shelton tells Bones that he’s had the song recorded for a year. This is the first single from his new album. Shelton wants this song to be uplifting and a feel-good song for his fans.

“You can make a six-pack on the carpet / Taste like a million-dollar bill / You can make a one-bedroom apartment / Feel like a house up on the hill,” reads some of the lyrics. “You can make my truck out in the driveway / Roll like a cleaned up Cadillac / Girl, lookin’ at you lookin’ at me that way / Can make a man feel rich on minimum wage.”

There’s been no announcement from the Blake Shelton camp when his new album will drop.