Four months later, after rumors and coy hints on Instagram, one of Shelton's representatives acknowledged that he and y divorce record, but maybe even more than that, it's my happy, falling-in-love record too." Emotionally, it's Shelton's richest album.
3 on the Billboard 200 in May and has sold more than 300,000 copies since, according to Nielsen Music.
In July 2015, Shelton and Lambert -- who were routinely described as the "king and queen of country" -- announced they were filing for divorce, igniting a series of tabloid covers.
"It's a stupid song," Blake Shelton says with a shrug.
"I know that."He's finished singing "Boys ' Round Here," his magnificently stupid 2013 hit, in the middle of a surprise set at a Nashville club one lunch hour in early June.
Later that day, she asked to talk with Shelton, alone."I thought it was going to be another one of those things-are-going-to-be-OK talks," he recalls.
"She didn't tell me much, because we didn't know each other at the time, but she said, ' I'm going through something very similar to what you're going through. And I hate it.' That's kind of how our friendship and bond started, that day.
"My heart and soul is being a redneck, and drinking, and being stupid."But that was in happier times, when he was six months into his marriage to Miranda Lambert, the corking good country singer.
He has twisted his jester reputation on his latest album, , which debuted at No.
The second song, "She's Got a Way With Words," humorously but bitterly recalls a lover who cheated and lied.
Shelton didn't write it, but if you want to assume it describes some of the facts of his divorce, he won't stop you.
We're having twins." And Shelton, who has gained a few pounds recently, pointed at a belly bump filled with beer.