Blake Shelton Releases ‘She’s Got a Way With Words’ as Next ‘If I’m Honest’ Single [LISTEN]
Blake Shelton has selected the song "She's Got a Way With Words" as the next single from his newest album, If I'm Honest. Shelton shoots straight in the tune, and its lyrics are ... especially honest.
As with his first If I'm Honest single, "Came Here to Forget," Shelton didn't write "She's Got a Way With Words" -- Andy Albert, Marc Beeson and Wyatt Earp penned the tune -- but its lyrics, about the ex in a bad breakup, have gotten listeners talking.
“She put the her in hurt / She put the why in try / She put the S.O.B. in sober / She put the hang in hangover," Shelton sings in the song's chorus. "She put the ex in sex / She put the low in blow / She put a big F.U. in my future / Yeah, she’s got a way / She’s got a way with words."
Shelton, of course, divorced Miranda Lambert last July. Although neither artist has said much about the details of their split, while promoting his new disc, the singer has been open about how his new girlfriend, pop singer Gwen Stefani, helped him through that tough time.
“Sometimes when you think things couldn’t be worse and you can’t make it through another day, you never know what’s right around the corner that can save your life — that’s literally what happened for me,” Shelton says. “The fact that we were able to be there for each other and relate to each other in that way like nobody else on Earth … There’s so much out there that is crazy, to have a shoulder and somebody that can be there for you and relate and understand, it literally saved my life.”
Following its release in May, If I'm Honest sold 153,000 copies in its first week, earning Shelton the top spot on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums and Top Album Sales charts; its his third consecutive project to hit No. 1 on the Country Albums chart. According to a press release, Shelton’s first-week sales numbers make If I’m Honest the biggest-selling country album in a debut week since October of 2015, and give Shelton the second-biggest debut week of his career.
“At almost 40 years old and 15 years in this business, who would’ve ever thought I would have the biggest week of my career now,” Shelton says in a press release. “I am beside myself, my friends. Thank you for an incredible journey …”
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