Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill

Performers Blake Shelton

Warner Bros. | June 30, 2004 | Compact Disc

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Additional personnel: Paul Overstreet, Rachel Proctor.
Blake Shelton's third album showcases a young country singer/songwriter with a penchant for storytelling and a willingness to mix poignancy and humor. On the opening track, "Some Beach," Shelton engages in a lighthearted romp highlighting the Jimmy Buffett influence that seemed to become more and more prevalent among country artists in the early 2000s. A tropical lilt is also present in the self-effacing "On a Good Day," which goes so far as to flirt with a reggae groove.
While Shelton delves into deeper emotions on "When Somebody Knows You That Well" and the grandly unfolding "The Bartender," perhaps the most striking moment on BARN & GRILL is the closing song, "I Drink." Penned by cult-favorite alt-country songwriter Mary Gauthier, it deftly traces a drinking problem back to a troubled childhood and an alcoholic father, with no sentimentalism whatsoever, using punchy, sardonic songcraft to deliver a powerful message that could very easily have come off heavy-handed. It's a fine way to end an album, and a hopeful sign of what could be around the corner on Shelton's fourth.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 30, 2004

Genre: Contemporary Country

Style: Country

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2004

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 093624872825

Found in: Contemporary Country

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Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill

Performers Blake Shelton
Producer Bobby Braddock

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 30, 2004

Genre: Contemporary Country

Style: Country

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2004

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 093624872825


Title Track Time
1.Some Beach --
2.Nobody But Me --
3.Good Old Boy, Bad Old Boyfriend --
4.Love Gets In The Way --
5.Goodbye Time --
6.Cotton Pickin' Time --
7.What's On My Mind --
8.When Somebody Knows You That Well --
9.On A Good Day --
10.Bartender, The --
11.I Drink --

Editorial Notes

Additional personnel: Paul Overstreet, Rachel Proctor.
Blake Shelton's third album showcases a young country singer/songwriter with a penchant for storytelling and a willingness to mix poignancy and humor. On the opening track, "Some Beach," Shelton engages in a lighthearted romp highlighting the Jimmy Buffett influence that seemed to become more and more prevalent among country artists in the early 2000s. A tropical lilt is also present in the self-effacing "On a Good Day," which goes so far as to flirt with a reggae groove.
While Shelton delves into deeper emotions on "When Somebody Knows You That Well" and the grandly unfolding "The Bartender," perhaps the most striking moment on BARN & GRILL is the closing song, "I Drink." Penned by cult-favorite alt-country songwriter Mary Gauthier, it deftly traces a drinking problem back to a troubled childhood and an alcoholic father, with no sentimentalism whatsoever, using punchy, sardonic songcraft to deliver a powerful message that could very easily have come off heavy-handed. It's a fine way to end an album, and a hopeful sign of what could be around the corner on Shelton's fourth.
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