Country superstar Blake Shelton unleashed his animated alter ego earlier today in the new music video for “Doing It to Country Songs” from his chart-topping album If I’m Honest. The fun and frisky cartoon clip finds Shelton as a smiling, singing stag, who bellies up to the bar with his good pals (and song collaborators), The Oak Ridge Boys. Members of the renowned country quartet appear as squirrels, frogs and raccoons.
The flirty, suggestive lyrics are counterbalanced by the crop of colorful cartoon characters. Plus, Shelton has plenty of animated musical experience after voicing Earl the pig in the 2016 animated feature film, “The Angry Birds Movie.” He even recorded a song for the soundtrack called “Friends.” He also channeled his inner child a lot as the 2016 slime-soaked host of the Kid’s Choice Awards. Therefore, this racy animated romp feels like a natural artistic progression.
The playful, repeat hook in the chorus is infectious. Shelton croons, “I like doing it country songs” multiple times and the phrase “Doing It” is written in many different locations throughout the video. We get the message loud and clear. Blake Shelton likes "doing it to country songs." The Grammy-nominated artist took to Twitter today and proudly posted the new video commanding his followers, "Y'all better watch this! The Oak Ridge Boys and I in the 'Doing It To Country Songs' music video! https://wmna.sh/bs_ditcs_vevo."
Get a look at Blake Shelton as a big vest-wearing buck and watch all his happy woodland friends “doing it to country songs” in the attached video. We can’t wait to see if rival “Voice” coach Adam Levine will have anything to say about “animated” Blake in the upcoming season of NBC’s Emmy-winning reality singing competition.
Shelton hit the road on the Doing It To Country Songs Tour earlier this year. Click here for information on an AXS-ticketed show in Omaha, NE that is TBD and stay tuned to AXS for updates.