Pure BS

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Pure BS
Studio album by Blake Shelton
Released May 1, 2007 (2007-05-01)
Genre Country
Length 40:32
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Bobby Braddock
Brent Rowan
Paul Worley
Blake Shelton chronology
Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill
(2004)
Pure BS
(2007)
Startin' Fires
(2008)
Alternative cover
Singles from Pure BS
  1. "Don't Make Me"
    Released: November 21, 2006
  2. "The More I Drink"
    Released: July 3, 2007
  3. "Home"
    Released: February 4, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Pure BS is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Blake Shelton, released in 2007 on Warner Bros. Records Nashville. It produced the singles "Don't Make Me" and "The More I Drink". The album was re-released in 2008 with three bonus tracks, one of which — a cover of Michael Bublé's "Home" — was released as a single, becoming Shelton's fourth Number One country hit. Of the eleven tracks, Shelton co-wrote just three.

Content[edit]

Unlike Shelton's first three albums, which were all produced by Bobby Braddock, Pure BS features three different producers: Braddock, as well as Brent Rowan and Paul Worley.

The album's first single was "Don't Make Me", which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard country charts in 2007. Following this was the David Lee Murphy co-write "The More I Drink" which peaked at number 19. Pure BS was re-released in May 2008 as Pure BS Deluxe Edition. This re-issue included his cover of Michael Bublé's hit single "Home" and two additional tracks which Shelton wrote.[2] The cover featured backing vocals from Miranda Lambert, whom Shelton would later marry. It was issued as a single in early 2008, and in July it became Shelton's fourth Number One single on the country charts.

"She Don't Love Me" was previously recorded by Trent Willmon on his self-titled debut album, and before that by Billy Ray Cyrus (as "She Don't Love Me (She Don't Hate Me)") on his 2003 album Time Flies. "I Don't Care" was later included on Shelton's 2008 album Startin' Fires.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "This Can't Be Good"   Timothy DeArmitt, Blake Shelton 3:32
2. "Don't Make Me"   Marla Cannon-Goodman, Deanna Bryant, Dave Berg 4:07
3. "The More I Drink"   David Lee Murphy, Chris DuBois, Dave Turnbull 3:37
4. "I Don't Care"   Dean Dillon, Casey Beathard 3:52
5. "She Don't Love Me"   Beathard, Jay Knowles 3:03
6. "Back There Again"   Tom Douglas 4:17
7. "It Ain't Easy Bein' Me"   Chris Knight, Craig Wiseman 3:19
8. "What I Wouldn't Give"   Charlie Brown, Tommy Karlas, Charley Stefl 4:22
9. "I Have Been Lonely"   Shelton, Rachel Proctor, Michael Kosser 3:15
10. "She Can't Get That"   Billy Lawson, Wally Wilson 3:45
11. "The Last Country Song" (featuring John Anderson and George Jones) Bobby Braddock, Shelton, Kosser 3:23
Total length:
40:32
Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Chances"   Shelton 3:52
13. "I Can't Walk Away"   Shelton 3:41
14. "Home"   Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies 3:50

Producers[edit]

  • Paul Worley – tracks 1, 6, 8
  • Brent Rowan - tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 14
  • Bobby Braddock - tracks 4, 9-13

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country US
2006 "Don't Make Me" 12 79
2007 "The More I Drink" 19 102
2008 "Home" 1 41

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Pure BS review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Blake Shelton calls "Home"". Country Standard Time. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Blake Shelton – Pure BS". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH