Blake Shelton’s Latest Song Praises the Name and Might of Jesus
By Allyson Vannatta Staff Writer
Blake Shelton’s latest song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip,” debuted at No. 11 on the country charts after it dropped last week.
The song, out October 18, will be on his next album, set to debut on December 13.
“Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul / And he ain’t lettin’ go, he ain’t lettin’ go. Devil reaches out but he can’t grab hold / Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul / And he ain’t lettin’ go, he ain’t lettin’ go / Might have a little rust on my halo / But when I’m gone I know where I’ll go / Cause Jesus got a tight grip on my soul.”
The song is available on all music platforms, and is just the most recent example of Shelton publicly proclaiming his Christian faith.
The singer, who has also been a judge on the popular show THE VOICE, made headlines in 2013 when he called out contestants for eliminating “Lord,” “Heaven” and “Savior” during their rendition of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”
“I will say, that’s not the version I grew up on. And that’s not the version I was singing sitting in my chair, if that clears up anything [about] where I stand on this thing,” said Shelton.
Mark Burnett, an executive producer for the show, agreed with Shelton.
“I realized immediately what had happened. I thought I’d misheard on the sound. Then, came the next chorus, and I’m like, ‘OK, it’s live TV, so I’ve got to wait until the next commercial break. I’m running over there and asking the question,’” said Burnett.
Burnett and his wife Roma Downey have attended multiple Movieguide® Awards Galas and continue to make faith- and family-friendly content.
Their show, AD: THE BIBLE CONTINUES, was nominated for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Television Program of 2015.
THE VOICE has featured many Christian performers who often sing worship songs from the stage.
Shelton is dating fellow VOICE judge Gwen Stefani. The couple has been spotted taking her children to church multiple times.
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