Best Blake Shelton Lyrics
Blake Shelton lyrics make you laugh, cry, roll your eyes and call your mother. The singer who’s known for his biting sense of humor on Twitter is one of the more gifted vocalists in country music. Of course, this is no shocking revelation to his longtime fans. The Entertainer of the Year award is justified for a singer who often reaches to the edge of his emotions.
Which lyrics are his best lyrics? It’s easy to favor his ballads, but that’s overlooking the clever rhymes and sayings in songs like ‘Hillbilly Bone’ and ‘Boys ‘Round Here.’ Only one of those songs make this Best Blake Shelton Lyrics list. The others are built around love, lost love and silly romance.
‘God Gave Me You’
Perhaps this song wouldn’t be as special if Shelton wasn’t thinking of now-wife Miranda Lambert when he cut it. It was a hit on Christian radio before the country singer put his mark on it. The lyrics aren’t quite as vibrant as some others on this list, but the message is one every country fan can relate to.
Luke Laird and Craig Wiseman came together to pen this rowdy track from the ‘Hillbilly Bone’ EP. In Shelton and Trace Adkins, they found the perfect duo to turn their vision into a standout performance. Every word of this wonderful song serves the overall purpose of proving there is a little redneck in all of us.
‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking’
Earl Bud Lee and John Wayne Wiggins wrote this easy-to-repeat love song. Like ‘Honey Bee,’ a hit that would come a few years later, the song’s beauty is in its simplicity. The two mens’ efficiency and reliance on highlighting the little details that make someone special is endearing. Shelton’s lyrics warm your soul.
Shelton’s first hit still stands out as one of his best. ‘Austin’ is his best story-based single, although others like ‘Ol’ Red’ and ‘The Baby’ certainly competed for a spot on this list. The words to this ballad are delivered so smoothly that it’s almost easy to underestimate the strength of the songwriting. We didn’t.
‘She Wouldn’t Be Gone’
‘She Wouldn’t Be Gone’ is almost impossible to sing along to unless you’ve spent significant time studying Blake Shelton’s lyrics, but the song pops with color. The singer turns in one of his best performances on this soaring ballad. He shows his range, as well as his ability to tap into deep, painful memories to bring this great song to life.