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Blake Shelton Breaks Into the Mainstream with 'Red River Blue'

Stream the country star's latest album

July 12, 2011 8:45 AM ET
Blake Shelton Red River Blue album stream

Click to listen to Blake Shelton's Red River Blue

Blake Shelton has been one of country music's biggest stars over the past decade, but since appearing on NBC's hugely popular singing competition The Voice, he's primed to break through to an even larger audience. If you're new to Shelton's music, his latest album Red River Blue is a fine starting point. The record puts an emphasis on good time country rockers, from the immediately charming Number One hit "Honey Bee" and the laid back "Ready to Roll" on through "Good Ol' Boys," a tune that laments the scarcity of Southern gentlemen in contemporary culture. Red River Blue is in stores now, but you can listen to this full album stream now. Buy the album here.

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