Blake Shelton Releases Cover Of Bobby Bare’s ‘Tequila Sheila’

Blake Shelton is showing some love for old-school country music by releasing a new cover of the Bobby Bare classic “Tequila Sheila”.

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Just days ago, Shelton, 42, announced his 2019 “Friends and Heroes” tour, which will see the “Voice” coach joined by some of his musical heroes — including the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins — and musical contemporaries such as Lauren Alaina.

“One of the coolest things I’ve been able to do in my career, because I’ve been fortunate, is be a little selfish along the way and be able to record some songs that I grew up loving,” said Shelton of the new track.

“I feel like they have helped shape who I am as an artist and were what inspired me to want to be a country singer,” he added. “I recorded this song and didn’t really have a plan for it — I just wanted to have my own version! I’m a huge fan, and I always felt like Bobby Bare’s personality was the kind I wanted to have as an artist too.”

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Bare said he was honoured to have his song covered by Shelton. “Blake Shelton is by far one of the biggest stars in country music right now and a great friend to traditional country,” he said. “I’m glad to know him and thrilled he would include me on this record, it was a lot of fun.”

Listen to the track here.

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