On the heels of announcing his Friends and Heroes 2019 last week, Blake Shelton continues to show old-school country some modern-day love with his cover of “Tequila Sheila.” Originally released in 1980 by Bobby Bare on his album Down and Dirty, the throwback tune features an introductory vocal by Bobby himself. Fans can keep an eye out for more country classics from Blake leading up to his headlining run this winter.
He said, “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. 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. 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.”
Blake's Friends and Heroes 2019 tour features special guest Lauren Alaina along with appearances by the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins on select dates. The tour will begin on February 14 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Source: Pulse of Radio