Here Are the Lyrics to Blake Shelton's 'God's Country'

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Blake Shelton "God's Country"

Blake Shelton's latest single "God's Country" -- an ode to the land he loves most, his hometown in Oklahoma -- earned him his 14th No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

During a recent interview with Billboard, Shelton said that "God's Country" was a song that stopped him in his tracks when he first heard it and he wanted to record it immediately after his producer sent it to him.

"Honestly, I wasn't even looking for songs, or to go in the studio, but my producer [Scott Hendricks] called me one say and said, 'I've got a few songs you need to listen to,' and 'God's Country' was the first one that he played," Shelton tells Billboard. "And, man, it stopped me in my tracks and I called him and said, 'We've got to record this now.' I love the song and think it really fills a spot musically that's missing in country music right now and I'm so glad the fans like it as much as I do."

The song starts off with a familiar guitar lick and then Shelton's deep voice coming in strong, singing, "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."

Check out the full lyrics to Blake Shelton's "God's Country," and the music video below.

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 the 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 the 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)

(This is God's country)
(This is God's country)
God's country

I don't care what my headstone reads
Or what kind of pine wood 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 the 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 the 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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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Written by: Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy

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