KELLY BRICKEY • JULY 19, 2017 - 11:27 AM
All the country critters came out to have a good time in the new animated music video for Blake Shelton’s latest release, “Doing It to Country Songs.”
Representing himself as ‘Blake Buck’ among his forest friends, Shelton’s vocals make his role as an antlered deer look like a party in the cartoon bar. Performing alongside the colorful animal versions of special guests The Oak Ridge Boys, Shelton brings the fun to the great outdoors even if they may be caricatures of the real thing.
Throughout the animated films, there are a few nods toward some of Shelton’s biggest hits hidden in sneaky scenes. Toward the beginning, fans can peek at the guitar case for names like “Austin,” “Hillbilly Bone” and “Some Beach.” Even as all of the characters get rowdy in the bar, they poke fun toward “Sangria” by having some stocked on the side and mention Shelton’s latest Spotify cover of “Elvira” on a drink napkin really quick.
The video marks a first for Shelton, as he’s never debuted a cartoon version of a music film in his career. The Oak Ridge Boys were also new to the toon game, but just as at their 2016 performance together, Shelton and the band sound better than ever during their chorus harmonies.
“Doing It to Country Songs” can be found on Blake Shelton’s most recent album, If I’m Honest, with other tracks such as “Came Here to Forget,” “Every Time I Hear That Song” and “A Guy With a Girl.” Fans can check out the album on streaming services or download it digitally to listen.