‘Lonely Tonight’ Becomes Blake Shelton’s 14th Consecutive No. 1
Shelton, who made history last year as the first country singer to top the Billboard Artist 100 chart, has had every one of his singles since "Hillbilly Bone," his 2009 duet with Trace Adkins, soar to the top of the charts. With this 14th No. 1, Shelton breaks his own record for the most consecutive No. 1 songs, which he set in November with "Neon Light," the first single from his newest album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.
"Lonely Tonight," a duet with Ashley Monroe, is Bringing Back the Sunshine's second single. Although Shelton admits that the record was a bit of a risk for him, it seems to be paying off well.
“The whole album is searching for parts of me that I think have ... not gotten lost along the way, but stuff that I haven’t addressed in my music as much as I used to, whether it’s drinking songs, heartbreak songs or songs about how people treat you," Shelton says. ”But after a while, as a country singer, I gotta get back to singing about getting drunk because there’s people out there — and I've been one of them — that have had their heart broken, or they've had a tough day at work, or they get stabbed in the back.”
The 38-year-old has been recognized for his achievements with some awards nods already this year. Shelton is nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, for Favorite Male Singer, as well as two ACM Awards, including one for Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton will also return as co-host of the 2015 ACM Awards, sharing the stage once again with Luke Bryan.
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