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Blake Shelton Sang a Touching Duet with a Child Waiting on a Heart Transplant

The Barmageddon star made a young fan's day during a concert by inviting him on stage to sing his hit "God's Country." 

By Jackie Manno

Blake Shelton is a giving soul. 

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In 2022, the former Voice Coach made a young fan's day during a concert by inviting him on stage to sing his hit "God's Country." 

Before the performance, Shelton leaned in the front row to read a sign held up by a 6-year-old boy, who described himself as Shelton's "smallest, biggest fan." The boy also revealed that he was awaiting a heart transplant. "If y'all think y'all are having a bad day, put that into perspective," Shelton told the audience after learning this. He then generously gave the boy a guitar pick as the crowd let out some "awwwhs" in appreciation. 

Then, the sweetest thing happened: Shelton invited the boy on stage with him and knelt down to speak to him personally. "He asked if he could sing this song with me. Now we don't ever do this sorta thing..." Shelton said to the audience before "God's Country" started to play. See the heartwarming, spontaneous duet here

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About "God's Country" by Blake Shelton

A Southern rock tune released in 2019, "God's Country" hit the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Song chart that May. It was also nominated in 2020 for a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance. 

"It's really about a state of mind. Wherever you're from and how you feel about that place. For me, it's about being from Oklahoma – where I was born, raise,  and still live today," Shelton told Pop Culture about the tune. 

"God's Country" by Blake Shelton lyrics

Right outside of this one church town
There's a gold dirt road to a whole lot of nothin'
Got a deed to the land, but it ain't my ground
This is God's country
We pray for rain, and thank Him when it's fallen
'Cause it brings a grain and a little bit of money
We put it back in the plate
I guess that's why they call it God's country

I saw the light in the sunrise
Sittin' back in a 40 on the muddy riverside
Gettin' baptized in holy water and 'shine
With the dogs runnin'
Saved by the sound of the been found
Dixie whistled in the wind, that'll get you Heaven bound
The Devil went down to Georgia but he didn't stick around
This is God's country

We turned the dirt and worked until the week's done
We take a break and break bread on Sunday
And then do it all again
'Cause we're proud to be from God's country (yeah, yeah)

I saw the light in the sunrise
Sittin' back in a 40 on the muddy riverside
Gettin' baptized in holy water and 'shine
With the dogs runnin'
Saved by the sound of the been found
Dixie whistled in the wind, that'll get you Heaven bound
The Devil went down to Georgia but he didn't stick around
This is God's country (yeah)

God's country

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I don't care what my headstone reads
Or what kind of pinewood box I end up in
When it's my time, lay me six feet deep
In God's country (yeah, yeah)

I saw the light in the sunrise
Sittin' back in a 40 on the muddy riverside
Gettin' baptized in holy water and 'shine
With the dogs runnin'
Saved by the sound of the been found
Dixie whistled in the wind, that'll get you Heaven bound
The devil went down to Georgia but he didn't stick around
This is God's country (God's country)
Yeah, I saw the light in the sunrise
Sittin' back in a 40 on the muddy riverside
Gettin' baptized in holy water and 'shine
With the dogs runnin'
Saved by the sound of the been found
Dixie whistled in the wind, that'll get you Heaven bound
The Devil went down to Georgia but he didn't stick around
This is God's country

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