Dylan’s Top 5 Blake Shelton Songs
You’d better hurry, because time is running out for you to win our Blake Shelton Superstar Treatment. Make sure you get registered to win dinner at Ciao Mambo’s, a limo ride to the show and backstage passes to meet Blake Shelton at MetraPark on January 21. If you are a Cat Pack “VIP” log into your account to qualify, and of course listen weekdays at 9:40am, 12:40pm, and 4:40pm.
While I’ve got you thinking about the concert, and perhaps humming your favorite Shelton song, I’ve come up with my own “top five favorites” that Blake sings
I have to be honest, this might be on my list because of a certain “woman’s influence” when it comes to this song. This song was originally recorded by Michael Buble, who my gal pal Pam is just crazy about. Pam is a “convert” to country music, so a song like this has made the process A LOT easier. Great song though, and one I know a ton of ladies will be singing along with it at the Metra.
Any song involving dogs and prison makes me think of country classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon, or Merle Haggard. This song didn’t only resonate with Blake, as George Jones and Kenny Rogers both recorded it back in the 90’s. If it’s alright with the Possum and the Gambler, it’s alright with me.
Another song that Blake recorded after someone else from Nashville already had, as Joe Nichols had it on his CD in 2007. It’s another one of those songs that shows the “other side” of Blake. So many times you see him on TV being silly, or posting odd things on Twitter, but this is Blake being sensitive in a song. Makes me think of my other half Pam, and I’m sure makes you think of that someone special in your life too.
Just a fun, kickin’ back, having a great time song. Anytime you can sample in Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” you’ll even have a guy like me moving my feet. I saw Blake for the first time in a no-name town, and the show was on a baseball field. It’s the perfect song to capture the moment of having fun with friends, slurping back some suds, and enjoy a great summer night with a Blake Shelton concert.
I have a feeling there will be a TON of lighters in the air when this one is performed. To me, there are a select few songs that really define an artist, but also country music. In my opinion this is one of those songs.
On a personal note, this is one of those “life soundtrack” type songs. You see, for the past 4 months, I have been in Billings without Pam. Over this time of being alone, the lyrics in the song have just hit a nerve. “On my own I’m only half of what I could be. I can’t do without you, we are stitched together."
So Blake and “God Gave Me You” has reminded how special someone else can be. So now, Pam and I are engaged. She said “yes” to my proposal over the holidays (thank you Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers).