Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins Throw a Field Party in ‘Hell Right’ Music Video [WATCH]
Shelton invited friends Trace Adkins and Hardy to the "Hell Right" festivities; Adkins joins Shelton on the song, while Hardy is one of its co-writers. Some partygoers show up on horseback, but Shelton and crew rolled up in a truck, and they're drinking beers over its tailgate as the country star tells the song's tale of rural debauchery. There's barrel racing, catfish catching, archery with flaming arrows, some lasso artistry -- all in all, a wild time.
Shelton released "Hell Right" in August. It's his second collaboration with Adkins, following their 2011 hit "Hillbilly Bone," and his second-straight single to be co-written by Hardy. The rising songwriter-artist penned "Hell Right" with David Garcia and Brett Tyler, and he wrote Shelton's previous single, the No. 1 "God's Country," with Devin Dawson and Jordan Schmidt.
Following the release of "Hell Right," the internet raised hell over a line in the song's first verse that appears to be dissing Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' megahit "Old Town Road." Hardy admitted to The Boot that he "didn't really think people were gonna freak about that so bad," and defended the song name-drop as a matter of timing: "It's the song that they're playing the crap out of, and it's this new, fresh thing," he explained.
To Variety, a spokesperson for Shelton says the singer and Adkins are "absolutely not throwing any kind of shade at Lil Nas X at all."
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