enters the Billboard chart this week at #1

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3.5 of 5.0 from allmusic

title track was the worst thing on here
I like the slower tracks which is most of this
rockin' out don't get it
already showing 3 singles released
might have to break down and spring for a Blake someday
think I saw some in that walmart discount bin

artist website - http://www.blakeshelton.com/

Bio - from allmusic

Oklahoma native Blake Shelton moved to Nashville in 1994, two weeks after his high school graduation, to launch a songwriting career that would
eventually make him one of the leading males in contemporary country music, and a nationally recognized television star thanks to NBC's The
Voice. Back home, he'd received statewide attention by touring the bar circuit and winning the Denbo Diamond Award, the top award for young
Oklahoma entertainers. In Nashville, Shelton was able to maintain that momentum by selling songs to several publishing houses, including Naomi
Martin Music, Warner/Chappell Music, and Jerry Crutchfield Music. He also landed a solo contract with Giant Records. Favoring a traditional
style of country music that included sentimental ballads as well as blue-collar rock songs, he made a splash in 2001 with the chart-topping
single "Austin," which spent five weeks at number one. "All Over Me" and "Ol' Red" followed in 2002, pushing Shelton's accompanying debut album
-- the self-titled Blake Shelton, released by Warner Bros. after the dissolution of Giant Records -- to gold status.

With Shelton's songs still enjoying air time on country radio, he returned to the studio to work on a second album. The Dreamer appeared in
February 2003, hot on the heels of another number one single, "The Baby." A third album, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, was released in 2004,
along with an accompanying DVD featuring several of his music videos. Three years later, Shelton scored his fourth consecutive gold album with
Pure BS, which featured a guest appearance by girlfriend (and fellow country singer) Miranda Lambert.

Lambert and Shelton attracted more and more media attention as their relationship progressed. Lambert made another appearance on his next album,
2008's Startin' Fires, and sang about their relationship on her own release, Revolution. Shelton eventually proposed in 2010, issuing a pair of
well-received EPs -- Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight -- that same year. The EPs yielded three number one hits, followed in 2011 by another
chart-topper, "Honey Bee," which doubled as the lead single from his sixth album, Red River Blue. Shelton married Lambert that spring, several
weeks after joining the judging panel of NBC's prime-time singing competition The Voice.

The Voice was a smash hit, elevating Shelton's profile and assisting the sales of Red River Blue. Two seasons of the competition arrived in
2012, and that year Shelton also released Cheers It's Christmas, a seasonal album containing duets with Reba McEntire, Michael Bublé, Kelly
Clarkson, and Lambert, as well as her band Pistol Annies. Shelton delivered Based on a True Story... -- his first full-fledged album recorded
since the success of The Voice -- in March of 2013, preceded by the single "Sure Be Cool If You Did," which topped the Billboard country charts.

"Sure Be Cool If You Did" was the first of five country Top Five singles: "Mine Would Be You," "Doin' What She Likes," the Gwen Sebastian duet
"My Eyes," and "Boys 'Round Here," which was certified as double platinum by the RIAA. All these hits made Based on a True Story… Shelton's
biggest hit album, peaking at three on the Billboard 200 on its way to platinum certification. Shelton followed the album with Bringing Back the
Sunshine, which appeared in September of 2014, preceded by the single "Neon Light."

Album Review - from allmusic

There was a sense that Blake Shelton needed to prove he was still country on 2013's Based on a True Story, the first album he recorded after
turning into a television superstar thanks to his starring role on The Voice. Despite the macho boasts of "Boys Round Here" -- the record's
biggest hit -- the songs from True Story that charted were largely ballads, which may be the reason why the album's quick follow-up, Bringing
Back the Sunshine, relies on sweetness, not swagger. Underneath the gloss, there are remnants of redneck rhetoric -- drinks mixed in Sonic cups,
a reliance on a corny backwoods growl on "Buzzin'" -- but they're just the accent, not the foundation. At its core, Bringing Back the Sunshine
is a middlebrow makeout record that can double as a fine morning tonic. Nothing here rocks (although the closing "Just Gettin' Started" tries to
work up a full head of steam), nothing is gritty, even the ode to a "Good Country Song," which isn't a slice of hardcore honky tonk but rather a
slow-burner in the vein of Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley, who are both name-checked in the tune. This insistent mellowness is the
strength of Bringing Back the Sunshine. Shelton has an easy touch with a ballad and he never gets subsumed in the thick overdubs of his midtempo
pop songs because his warm, resonant voice anchors them both, making them seem slightly more substantial than mere cannily crafted contemporary
country-pop. Yet, that's exactly what Bringing Back the Sunshine is: a state-of-the art country-pop record, a modern update of urban cowboy that
works because it never hides its soft aspirations but never makes a fuss about them either.

duet with Ashley Monroe of Pistol Annies:

Track Listing

1. Bringing Back the Sunshine
2. Neon Light
3. Lonely Tonight
4. Gonna
5. A Girl
6. Sangria
7. Buzzin'
8. Just South of Heaven
9. I Need My Girl
10. Good Country Song
11. Anyone Else
12. Just Gettin' Started