Blake Shelton’s ‘God’s Country’ Music Video Shows Intensity of Rural Life
Shelton and video director Sophie Muller convey the struggle of living in such a climate. They incorporate vintage shots from the Dust Bowl and farmers standing in vast fields of dust, also flashing to modern time as the singer explores the land, all the while capturing the beauty of the wide open space. In the clip, Shelton performs "God's Country" inside a disheveled barn as images of rattlesnakes, lighting storms and a tractor ignited in flames convey the intensity of both the song and life as a farmer.
"I saw the light in a sunrise / Sittin' back in a 40 on the muddy river side," as Shelton proclaims in his booming voice. "Gettin' baptized in holy water and shine with the dogs runnin' / Saved by the sound of the being found."
"God's Country" Brings Blake Shelton Back to His Roots
"God's Country" was co-written by 2018 Taste of Country RISER Devin Dawson, along with up-and-coming artist Hardy and one of Nashville's top songwriters Jordan Schmidt. Shelton says he was at his Oklahoma farm the first time he heard the song.
“We spent four days shooting there, in and around Tishomingo, getting connected to the land, the environment and the spirit of the music," he tells CMT. "As I’ve said before, I was born in Oklahoma and I’ll be buried there ... I can tell you one thing for damn sure, Oklahoma is God’s Country."
The stormy track is the first taste of his upcoming album, the follow-up to 2017's Texoma Shore.
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