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Blake Shelton Says New Album Will Shed Light on Divorce From Miranda Lambert

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Divorce, heartache, drama and love are major themes in country music, and Blake Shelton‘s new album will include them all. The singer says that his divorce from Miranda Lambert has, not surprisingly, influenced his new music, and his upcoming album will shed some light on the split.

“I’ve written more than I’ve written in 15 years, for obvious reasons — all the awful things that have happened in my personal life — but the way the year ended is also the greatest of my life,” Shelton tells Country Countdown USA, adding, “If I got hit by a truck, the label would have enough for a new album.”

Likely also an influence: Gwen Stefani. The two confirmed their relationship in early November.

“Sometimes you don’t know who’s in your life that can save you,” Shelton continues. “I found some people in my life that have changed my life forever.

“Some has been bad, and some that’s been pretty good. I’m doing what I’m supposed to do, and that’s put all I’ve gone through and put it into music, and I never felt more connected to a record before,” he adds. “When people hear this record, they may not know what happened to me, but they’re gonna know how I felt about it. And that’s exciting for me, to just lay it out there for people.”

Shelton says that he hopes to have a new single out in January — “I want to get it out there. It’s driving me nuts to not be already into that project because it’s all I’m thinking about.” — with the record following in May.

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