I'm Sorry

Album: Red River Blue (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Shelton had this ballad in his back pocket for a few years before finally recording it for his Red River Blue album. He explained to The Boot: "We were pitched the song a couple albums ago, but the only reason I haven't cut it is a fear of whether I could perform that vocal or not. It's a hard song to sing. Once we got in there and cut it, I realized I can be comfortable with this."
  • Martina McBride provides harmonies on the track. Shelton recalled to The Boot how he originally chickened out of asking the country star directly. "I sent John [McBride] and Martina's daughter, Delaney, a text that said, 'Do you think your mom would sing on my record with me?'" he remembered. "She said, 'Too bad you don't have the nerve to ask her yourself!' She pop-smarted something off to me!"

    So Blake asked Martina personally and she obliged. "The record would not be half the record it is without her voice on it," he said.

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