Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert’s ‘River’ Won’t Flow to Radio
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's new duet, 'Draggin' the River,' from Blake's 'All About Tonight' album, chronicles a couple's plan to elope after the bride's father refuses his blessing for their marriage. "This here is our love story," Blake sings on the track, which unfortunately has no chance of being a single.
"It won't be released to radio," Blake tells The Boot. "What sucks is that she and I would love for it to be released to radio. We've even talked about even doing a video for it."
Blake's label is Warner Music Nashville, while Miranda is on Columbia Records, which causes some conflict in working together. "The way it ends up working out with the record companies trying to time singles for her and for me," Blake explains, "it just ends up not working timing wise. It's not the first or the last time something like that's gonna happen. We don't let it stop us from writing or recording together."
Much like the song, Miranda and Blake are currently planning their own wedding.
"2010 will not be forgotten in my world," Miranda told People earlier this year. "Weddings are great and engagements are great and diamonds are especially great ... But I'm just excited to be married, because I want to tell Blake I really can love him the rest of my life and be happy and make him happy."
The engagement itself was a perfect example of life imitating art, more specifically song, just with a happier ending. "He called my dad and got his blessing first," Miranda said. "That was so Southern and old-school and perfect."
Adding to the couple's busy schedule, Blake was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry this past weekend. His first greatest hits package, 'Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton,' is due in stores November 9. Combined, Blake and Miranda are up for 12 trophies at the 44th Annual CMA Awards November 10, airing live on ABC 8PM ET/PT.