Contact Us

Blake Shelton Drops Brand-New Single, ‘I’ll Name the Dogs’ [WATCH]

Blake Shelton I'll Name the Dogs
Warner Music Nashville

Blake Shelton released a brand-new single, and its music video, on Friday (Sept. 8) morning. Readers can press play below to watch it; the song is called “I’ll Name the Dogs.”

“I’ll Name the Dogs” is the first glimpse of new music from Shelton since his 2016 album If I’m HonestSonically, the song is straightforward, mid-tempo country; in this love song, “You name the babies, and I’ll name the dogs” is the narrator’s way of telling his love that he’s ready to settle down.

“Girl, it’s high time I tell ya / No more messing around … I’m talking you and me with the same street name / Same last name, same everything,” Shelton sings in the first verse of “I’ll Name the Dogs.” In the chorus, he continues, “You find the spot and I’ll find the money / You be the pretty and I’ll be the funny / You plant the flowers, I’ll plant the kisses / Baby let’s get right down to business …”

In the “I’ll Name the Dogs” music video, Shelton is the singer in a wedding band. Throughout the clip, viewers are led to believe it’s a younger couple who’s about to tie the knot, but when the bride and groom meet at the altar, it’s not those two (and, no, it’s not the dogs, either). Shelton’s girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s two oldest children, Kingston and Zuma, make a brief appearance in the clip, at around the one-minute mark.

““I’ll Name the Dogs” is a bit of a throwback song for me,” Shelton says in a press release. “It’s traditional country with fiddle and steel, and I’ve got Jimmy Olander from Diamond Rio playing the guitar solo. It brings the sound back a little more traditional for a minute, which I felt like needed to happen musically for me.”

Shelton will be back in his judge’s chair for the 13th season of The Voice later in September. On Sept. 12, he’s also co-hosting the Nashville portion of the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief concert.

Watch Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name the Dogs” Music Video

Blake Shelton Through the Years

How Well Do You Know Blake Shelton?

NEXT: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Blake Shelton

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of The Boot

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboot.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boot quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!