Blake Shelton / (Photo credit: Youtube)
Through his recently released single, “I Lived It,” Blake Shelton relives his growing up years in his hometown, Oklahoma. The music video is packed with sights reminiscent of his younger self. Every significant object shown in the video brought him back to the past. There were pictures of him as a little boy and as a teenager. Also, there were flashbacks of the things he used to do such as moving bales of hay, carving his name into a tree, and cleaning old-fashioned cars. It’s indeed nostalgic! In an interview with Billboard magazine, the “I’ll Name the Dogs” singer turned quite sentimental as he reflected on his life’s fond memories.
“It’s basically a time capsule, and I’m walking through this farm that I grew up on and I’m seeing images of myself growing up, recalling all these memories of me, fishing, my first truck, and me as a kid,” shared Shelton.
He further revealed that the kind of rearing depicted in the video formed much of the person he is now. With a low voice, he said,
“It’s this country-style upbringing that made me who I am.”
Watch the music video of “I Lived It” below and we’ll see if you won’t go nostalgic.
Facts of the Song
The newly awarded as Songwriter of the Year by ACM Awards, Rhett Akins, wrote the tune along with three others namely, Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip, and Ross Copperman. The song was released on January 29, 2018, as the second single of Shelton’s 11th studio album Texoma Shore. It entered the top 10 of both Country Airplay (No. 9) and Hot Country Songs (No. 10) charts. It also peaked at No. 66 on Billboard Hot 100.
Most of Shelton’s music has been greatly influenced by country crooners from the 1980s and ’90s. In honor of them, The Voice‘s coach thought of recording a song with sounding of the ’90s.
“This could be the last chance to have a song like that out there,’ kind of a story-reminiscent song about a lifestyle that doesn’t really exist anymore except in our memories,” he recalled.
In a separate interview, Shelton spoke about the song saying,
“It really stands out to everybody as maybe the best song on the album.”
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