Blake Shelton Announces 12th Studio Album ‘Body Language’ to Release in May

by Jim Casey
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Blake Shelton announced he will release his 12th studio album, Body Language, on May 21.

The 12-song offering represents Blake’s first album of new material since 2017’s Texoma Shore, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

Blake Shelton’s ‘Body’ of Work

Body Language will feature 12 songs, including Blake’s most recent No. 1 single, “Happy Anywhere,” which was a duet with fiancée Gwen Stefani. Likewise, Blake’s current Top 20 single, “Minimum Wage,” also made the cut.

The album’s title track features vocals from the Swon Brothers, who were part of Team Blake during the fourth season of The Voice in 2013. The duo co-penned the title track with Matt McGinn and Ryan Beaver. The album also features a regular who’s who of Nashville’s top songwriters, including Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Hardy, Jessi Alexander, and more.

“We’ve been working on this album on and off for two years now, and I’m very proud of what we have put together,” said Blake Shelton in a press release. “We certainly had some unique challenges with the pandemic, but we also had a lot of fun. We explored new sounds while making sure to get in some classic country.”

Blake also shared the big news via Instagram and Twitter.

‘Body Language’ Tracklist & Songwriters

  1. “Minimum Wage” (Nicolle Galyon, Jesse Frasure, Corey Crowder)
  2. “Body Language” (feat. the Swon Brothers) (Colton Swon, Zach Swon, Matt McGinn, Ryan Beaver)
  3. “Happy Anywhere” (feat. Gwen Stefani) (Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne, Matt Jenkins)
  4. “Now I Don’t” (Jessi Alexander, Alyssa Vanderheym, Michael Hardy)
  5. “Monday Mornin’ Missin’ You” (Jessi Alexander, Deric Ruttan, Josh Thompson)
  6. “Corn” (Craig Wiseman, Matt Dragstrem, Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson)
  7. “Makin’ It Up as You Go” (Brad Tursi, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
  8. “Whatcha Doin’ Tomorrow” (Dallas Davidson, Kyle Fishman, Casey Beathard)
  9. “The Girl Can’t Help It” (Ben Hayslip, Josh Osborne, Mark Holman)
  10. “The Flow” (Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne)
  11. “Neon Time” (Jaron Boyer, Michael Tyler, Ben West)
  12. “Bible Verses” (Joe Fox, Andrew Peebles, Brett Sheroky)
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