• "God's Country" is a song by American country music singer Blake Shelton. Released in 2019 for a yet-untitled album, it was written by Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, and Hardy.
From the Album
• Dawson stated that he and his fellows wrote the song on a Thursday, and that "Blake heard it, and by Monday he had recorded it." Shelton first heard the song while working on his farm in Oklahoma, and was blown away by the song.
He related "I had to stop and just listen to this song, because the song was talking to me about a place that I was in at that moment, which was a place in the middle of nowhere that meant something to me that probably nobody else could ever understand, what that is and what it is inside of me and what my connection is to the land." He recalled thinking "'I've gotta record this song,' and I think I even decided before I even recorded it, 'This has got to be the song that I put out next.'"
• Shelton has stated that “‘God’s Country’ is a song that has a strong and deep meaningful lyric, but at the same time it leaves it up to the listeners’ interpretation."
He went on to state that "But no matter where you are from or where you’re standing it is my belief that you’re standing in God’s Country. It’s really about a state of mind. Wherever you’re from and how you feel about that place. For me, it’s about being from Oklahoma – where I was born, raised and still live today."
• "God's Country" reached US Billboard Hot 10 No. 24; US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) No. 1; and US Country Airplay (Billboard) No. 10.
March 29, 2019
Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Hardy
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