No Body

Album: yet to be titled (2022)
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Songfacts®:

  • Blake Shelton fans will be familiar with his songs titled "Nobody But You" for Fully Loaded: God's Country and "Nobody But Me" for Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill. Now they have another one to add to their collection, simply titled "No Body." The cleverly written track finds him not wanting to wrap his arms around or kiss nobody; no body, that is, apart from his sweetheart's body.
  • The Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear-penned song incorporates several nostalgic references. They include listening to a Conway Twitty LP:

    B-line to your condo
    Conway on the stereo


    And Brooks & Dunn's 1991 track "Boot Scootin' Boogie":

    Don't wanna scoot the boots with no body

    Scott Hendricks' production also nods to the '90s country sound.
  • Blake Shelton moved from Oklahoma to Nashville in the mid-1990s to pursue a singing career. When he heard this song for the first time, it reminded him of his first years in Music City. "I get excited and feel like a kid every time we release new music," he explained. "But this song in particular takes me back to the '90s when I was in high school and first moved to Nashville, because it feels like what the music sounded like at that time."
  • Shelton famously donned a cowboy hat and curly mullet for the first few years of his country singer career. The throwback video, filmed in a Los Angeles country-music bar, transports us back to the 1990s. We see Shelton performing the song clad in a cowboy hat and sporting a full mullet. In front of the stage, the patrons – wearing starched jeans, embroidered jackets and sleeveless denim shirts - line dance along to the song.

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