Blake Shelton isn’t slinging mud on his new album If I’m Honest.
The country coach reveals in an exclusive interview on CMT After MidNite he won’t sensationalize his recent divorce from Miranda Lambert on his forthcoming release.
“It’s not like there’s all these juicy details [in the record],” Blake tells Cody, “but [country music] lends itself to emotions and things that you go through when you go through a divorce and, more so, the getting over that and moving on and finding someone else.”
The “Came Here To Forget” singer adds he’s “super, super proud of” his new music.
“The last year and a half of my life has literally blown up in my face,” Blake goes on to say. “That’s okay because I’m a country singer, and I at least get to take all that and put it into music... [I] couldn’t be happier with the way ‘Came Here to Forget’ has [taken] off.”
Catch Cody's full interview with Blake on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday and Sunday morning at 9/8c.
If I’m Honest drops May 20.
Cody Alan is the host and executive producer of CMT After MidNite, CMT Radio Live and CMT All Access. A respected veteran personality, producer and programmer in the broadcast industry, Cody's shows originate from Nashville and are broadcast on stations across America. Cody's shows feature the biggest names in country music and entertainment, and his wit, energy and charm shine with big star guests and live interaction with listeners. He brings fans unprecedented access to all things current in country music and entertainment in an environment that's genuine, unpredictable and fun. Dierks Bentley says, "Cody's show always feels fresh and current. Cody cares about country music's past and future, and has always worked to make his shows exciting, interesting and personal."
Named the Academy of Country Music's "National On-Air Personality" in 2013 and 2010, Cody also hosts CMT's weekly Hot 20 Countdown and #1 Music and a Movie, in addition to co-hosting CMT's annual red carpet special live from the CMT Music Awards.
After gigs in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Cody made it to the major leagues at age 23 when he landed in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He's been honored at the Grand Ole Opry, featured in USA Today, GQ Magazine, People Country and Country Weekly; and has been seen on E! News, as well as HLN. Cody has been named Radio and Records Music Director of the Year five times, while Billboard magazine and the Radio Music Awards honored him with the annual title as well.
When not on radio or TV, Cody loves working out, running, watching reality shows, superhero movies, listening to all kinds of music, relaxing in the mountains, eating Mexican food and spending time with family and friends.