Video Premiere: Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here” Featuring Pistol Annies, Rae Lynn (VIDEO)

Two-time defending Voice champion and country superstar Blake Shelton has released the video for “Boys ‘Round Here,” the second single off his current album, Based On A True Story.

“Boys ‘Round Here” is a catchy tune about the stuff nobody in country music ever talks about anymore: beer, trucks, small-minded backwoods living, and staring at hot girls. Yeah. But it is shaping up to be both a country radio and digital smash, so make of that what you will in thinking about the state of the world. In the video, Blake drives a giant, bouncing pickup truck and then sits around drinking beer while people around him stand around and drink beer. Or dance. There’s also a pig. And a cow. Because country. There’s also the part where they play up racial stereotypes that ends with people hugging it out in a way that feels uncomfortably like tokenism.

Both the recording and the video feature Blake’s Voice Season 2 contestant Rae Lynn, who continues to prep her Republic Nashville debut and was recently signed to a publishing deal that is a joint venture between Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Music and Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs. Also featured in the song and the video are the way-too-talented-for-this Pistol Annies, a female trio featuring Blake’s wife Miranda Lambert, the incredible Ashley Monroe, and Angeleena Presley, who are set to release their sophomore album, Annie Up on Tuesday.

Check out the video here:

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  • justamccreerian

    Ugh I hate this song. If this is what Blake was talking about when he said country music has to “evolve” then no thanks. Sad that this is rewarded, but people like Alan Jackson are struggling to get played. Between this and Jason Aldean’s 1994, I’m not sure which is worse.

    End of rant.

  • Eleanor Raynovich

    Sorry Dont like this song at all

  • Joey

    this reminds me of “red solo cup” ugh.

  • vdawg

    I wonder if Blake has the guts to sing this trash on The Voice.

  • Sharil Brown

    Oh my goodness sorry that no one seems to like this song but I love it. It fits most genuine country boys that I know and I love the beat but of course I just love Blake Shelton.

  • DB987

    This is the first time I have heard the song though I have heard alot about it. It is what it is a funny catchy little song makes you wanna chew tabacca chew tabacca sort of speak. The video is visually pleasing. I dont mind that these songs get airplay as long as they work on the ratio of songs with some substance and songs to have fun with.

  • Miz

    Guess they took the video down.

  • AlyD

    LOVE this song!!!!!! I just hate rae lynn worst country singer ever!