Star said he felt his ‘faith soar’ in 2019
Country singer Blake Shelton has credited all of his success to God following the release of his album “Fully Loaded: God’s Country,” during an interview with USA Today.
“2019 became the year Shelton found God” and “felt his faith soar,” reported the outlet.
In one of the album’s singles, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip,” Shelton sings of Jesus’ “tight grip” on his soul.
The song continues:
“The devil reaches out, but he can’t grab hold because Jesus got a tight grip on my soul.”
Shelton said his faith in God began with his relationship with his girlfriend and pop star Gwen Stefani.
It was Stefani who reportedly inspired him to start attending church.
“I believe in God now more than I ever have in my life,” Shelton said.
“The biggest part of that is just how [Stefani] came into my life and now our relationship,” he said.
“It’s just too weird. If you take God out of it, it doesn’t make sense,” Sheldon added.
“If you put God into it, everything that’s happened with us makes sense,” he concluded.
Shelton also noted that upon hearing his song, “God’s Country,” everything fell into place.
“It was the most shocking moment I’ve had in my 20 years of doing this,” Shelton said.
“I was in a place that I consider to be God’s country doing the thing that makes me feel the most connected to God, which is working on the land,” he said.
I heard that song, and I had one of those moments that you hear people talk about … where they say, they pulled over on the side of the highway and listened.”
“I literally had that moment.”
Shelton’s full album, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country,” hits the shelves on Dec. 13.