Blake Shelton was all smiles in Nashville on Thursday when he was the toast of the town – again! Joining the writers of his hit, John Wiggins and Earl Bud Lee, he was celebrating his newest number one, Who Are You When I’m Not Looking at BMI. With all the success of him and his soon bride-to-be Miranda Lambert, is he comfortable with his career? Well, with an interview with CMT, Blake admits that all the good that’s happening to him makes him nervous. Find out why under the cut.
“No, I’m not comfortable. I don’t care how you put that. I can’t get comfortable with singles going to No. 1 because I’m afraid if I ever do, that will be the end of it,” he said. “Every single that I pick and put out there, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, people are going to hate this one. …’ And especially with ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,’ I remember I was on a conference call right before we released the single, and I said, ‘I’ve been having nightmares. We can’t put this song out. The track is too sparse. People are going to think [the lyric that says] ‘Do you paint your toes because you bite your nails?’ means that this girl’s sticking her foot in her mouth and chewing on her toes.”
He continued, “I had all these things I was thinking about and I was talking myself out of it. I do that almost every time. But I think that’s a good thing, though, because every time I put out a single, it makes me look at a song from every angle. Finally between the record company and everybody else involved, they said, ‘Blake, you just need to relax. This is a great song and you recorded it for a reason.’ Thank God I surround myself with people I trust.”
With the way Honey Bee is rising, looks like another #1 party isn’t far behind. Blake is set to release an as-of-yet still untitled album on July 12th. He’s already recorded Red River Blue with Miranda Lambert, according to the writers of the song on Facebook.