blake II 'tequila sheila'

Blake released a cover of ‘Tequila Sheila’ from the ‘Heroes & Friends Session’.

On his website, a statement was released:

After announcing “Friends and Heroes 2019” earlier this week, country music superstar Blake Shelton continues to show old-school country some modern-day love with his cover of “Tequila Sheila” (listen HERE). Originally released in 1980 by Bobby Bare on his album Down and Dirty, the reimagined throwback tune features an introductory vocal by Bare himself. Fans can keep an eye out for more country classics from Shelton leading up to his headlining run this winter.

“One of the coolest things I’ve been able to do in my career, because I’ve been fortunate, is be a little selfish along the way and be able to record some songs that I grew up loving,” Shelton said. “I feel like they have helped shape who I am as an artist and were what inspired me to want to be a country singer. I recorded this song and didn’t really have a plan for it – I just wanted to have my own version! I’m a huge fan, and I always felt like Bobby Bare’s personality was the kind I wanted to have as an artist too.”