17 Years Since “Ol’ Red” By Blake Shelton
As many hits as Blake Shelton has had in his career (26 #1 hits), one of his most famous singles is a song that didn't even reach the top 10 on the charts!
"Ol' Red" was released in March of 2002 as the final single off Blake's self-titled, debut album. It only reached #13 on the Mediabase country chart and #14 on the Billboard Airplay country chart in August of 2002. That's right, didn't even reach the top 10.
The song was written by James Bohon, Don Goodman and Mark Sherrill and originally recorded by county legend George Jones in 1990. It was then recorded by Kenny Rogers in 1993.
Blake always loved the song and was able to record "Ol' Red" when he secured his own record deal. The song ended up becoming a fan favorite and is still requested by fans to this day.
This is one of those songs that is impossible not to be sucked in by. The whole story is so interesting and you know that something big would happen at the end and sure enough, that's exactly what happens.
The music video is also fabulous; a video that was directed by Peter Zavadil and one Blake wanted to be made exactly the way it's described in the song.