My Eyes

Album: Based on a True Story... (2013)
Charted: 39


  • This Josh Osborne, Tommy Lee James and Andrew Dorff penned song finds Blake pairing up with Country music singer-songwriter Gwen Sebastian, who was a contestant on the second season of The Voice. Blake told Roughstock about their collaboration: "Gwen Sebastian was on my team on The Voice and she became friends with Miranda and me. After the show aired I was at home one day and we were putting together my tour for last year and I needed a background singer. I thought, Gwen! She toured with me all last year and hopefully she's going to again this year. When we cut 'My Eyes,' I could hear her singing it with me because there's some ad lib stuff that only she could do. Gwen is doing all the harmonies, she just sounds so good on that record and I just love that girl."
  • Sebastian toured with Shelton as a backup and feature singer, and also performed this song with him on the 2014 ACM Awards.
  • It was Josh Osborne who first came up with the song's concept. Tommy Lee James recalled to The Boot that after the three songwriters had got together and chatted for a while, Osbourne said, "I have this idea. I don't know if it's any good or not. But the hook is 'My eyes are the only thing I don't want to take off of you.'"

    The other two agreed it was a great idea and they came up with the rest of the song "pretty fast."


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