I'll Just Hold On

Album: Startin' Fires (2009)
Charted: 76

Songfacts®:

  • Ben Hayslip, Troy Olsen and Bryant Simpson wrote this mid-tempo ballad in which the male narrator expresses his love for a free-spirited woman. Shelton commented: "There's a little touch of Glen Campbell to that song. Melodically, it really pushes me as a singer."
  • This is the second single from country singer Blake Shelton's fifth studio album Startin' Fires.
  • The song features a sitar in the introduction. Shelton explained: "When we got into the studio, (producer) Scott Hendricks and I started talking and decided we wanted to try a sitar as the lead instrument in the intro, and that just put a whole different spin on it."

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