All About Tonight

All About Tonight

by Blake Shelton



Blake Shelton and the folks at Reprise must have been encouraged by both the reception and sales of his "six pack" EP, Hillbilly Bone, because barely five months later, he followed with another one in All About Tonight. There are certain advantages to the format: the artist can be reliant on one single instead of three or four, and cohesion and flow are not as important as they would be on a traditional long-player. Finally, the price point is more attractive to fans. Shelton does two things, and he does them extremely well: rowdy, rocking contemporary tunes about raising hell and making romantic mischief, and singing (mostly) believable ballads. The rollicking title track reached number ten on the Billboard Country chart before this set was released. In addition, it features two contributions from real-life fiance Miranda Lambert. The first is the duet "Draggin' the River," a sassy, good-time, honky tonk love song designed for dancing -- their voices trade lines easily enough and it's capped by a popping slide guitar solo. The other one is "Suffocating," written by Lambert and Hillary Scott. It's a convincing midtempo ballad with big production -- particularly in the drums and the electric guitars -- and the requisite dynamics that make it swell from the middle toward the end, where it becomes anthemic. Another fun track is "That Thing We Do," a designed-to-be-sexy uptempo number written by Jeff Bates and Jason Matthews. It is, as country records go in the early 21st century, both innocent and brazen. Like Hillbilly Bone, All About Tonight wasn't recorded to reach a new audience, so much as shore up Shelton's fan base while furthering his chosen marketing experiment.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/2010
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624965527
catalogNumber: 524497

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blake Shelton   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Gordon Mote   Piano,Hammond B3
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Craig Wiseman   Jew's Harp,Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Tim Akers   Piano,Hammond B3
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Hillary Scott   Background Vocals
Tony Mullins   Background Vocals
Jennifer Zuffinetti   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Wiggins   Composer
Scott Hendricks   Producer,Engineer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Earl Bud Lee   Composer
Jim Beavers   Composer
Jeff Bates   Composer
Katherine Petillo   Art Direction
Hillary Scott   Composer
Jason Matthews   Composer
Holly Chapman   grooming
Miranda Lambert   Composer
Tony Mullins   Composer
Narvel Blackstock   Management
Brandon Blackstock   Management
Chris Stapleton   Composer
Ben Hayslip   Composer
Dallas Davidson   Composer
Rob Beckham   Booking

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