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On Monday (July 17), Blake Shelton teased fans with a clip of a new music video. He revealed that the music video would be for “Doing It to Country Songs,” his collaboration with the Oak Ridge Boys off of his latest album, If I’m Honest.
The teaser introduced Shelton and the Oak Ridge Boys’ members as animated country critters. Shelton takes on the role as a tall buck deer, appropriately named “Blake Buck.”
After watching the teaser, fans were curious to see what the entire video would be like. They didn’t have to wait too long, because Shelton debuted the full video on Wednesday (July 19).
The video takes place at a bar named Blake Shelton Bar & Stage. We’re introduced to Shelton and the Oak Ridge Boys’ animated counterparts, who take to the stage to entertain all of the other animals that turn out to watch them perform.
Shelton and the Oak Ridge Boys snuck a few subtle nods to some of their previous songs in the video. For example, the bartender is played by a red-colored hound dog that seems to be a representation of “Ol’ Red.” Next to the bartending hound is a jar labeled “Sangria” and a note on the wall that says “P.S. I still love you,” a nod to Shelton’s early hit “Austin.”
A crow also hands the hound a note that reads “Doing It?” with a signature from a certain “Elvira.” If you look closely at a chalkboard that appears behind the bar, you can also see a message that reads “Bobbie Sue, call your parents.” That note is a reference to another one of the Oak Ridge Boys’ big hits, “Bobbie Sue.”
Overall, the video for “Doing It to Country Songs” is fun and playful, making it something you’ll want to watch again. You about have to in order to catch all of the hidden song titles they have in there!
Go ahead and tune in below to see if you can uncover all of the hidden references in Shelton’s new video with the Oak Ridge Boys. Let us know which ones you find!