On Sunday night (April 18), Blake Shelton turned back the hands of time and revisited a classic from his acclaimed catalog. Not only did he perform his 20-year-old hit "Austin," but he also gifted fans his new record "Minimum Wage."
Backed by his band, Shelton kicked off his two-song medley with his first-ever debut single. Released in 2001, "Austin" zoomed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, where he reigned supreme for five weeks. "She left without leaving a number / Said, she needed to clear her mind / He figured she'd gone back to Austin / Cuz she talked about it all the time," he sang.
Following his fun-filled rendition of "Austin," Shelton sped to the present-day and whipped out his latest song, "Minimum Wage." Though the song initially received backlash upon its arrival earlier this year for being "tone-deaf," Shelton addressed the controversy in an interview with CMT in January.