|Update: Everyone can now listen to "Hillbilly Bone" online at BlakeShelton.com (No fan club membership required).|
You can't help but hollerin' yee-haw! Blake Shelton's new single "Hillbilly Bone" is the perfect complement to the new @BlakeShelton we've all come to know (and maybe/maybe not love?) since he discovered Twitter: Redneck humor and pride with a some Bubba, guns and girls tossed in with a catchy tune on top. There's even a guest star--Trace Adkins.
We all got a hillbilly bone down deep inside
No matter where you're from you just can't hide it ...
Ain't nothing wrong, just getting on your Hillbilly Bone
"Hillbilly Bone" is a funnier, bouncier, funkier version of "Song About Me" and Trace Adkins's vocal support only reinforces that sense. It's certainly honky-tonk friendly and fun, and the video is bound to be a hoot.
But is country radio going to embrace yet another song about hillbilly/redneck/small town pride? They certainly love to talk about Blake and Twitter, so I think they will get the joke and play this song for the sheer fun of it.
BSers -- aka Blake Shelton fan club members -- got a special sneak preview of the song Monday morning when "Hillbilly Bone" was posted on BlakeShelton.com just after midnight. And yes, they were there waiting for it. BSers are one dedicated group!
"Hillbilly Bone" will be released to radio on on Nov. 2 and the video will debut on CMT and GAC on Nov. 3.