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Blake Shelton Hears Wedding Bells in New Video for ‘I’ll Name the Dogs’

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While Blake Shelton’s new single “I’ll Name the Dogs” may sound like the next big unsystematic party anthem by name alone, it’s actually a honey sweet mid-tempo number. With the song, Shelton gets gushy about sharing duties in a married household.

Things build up in a sweeping chorus complete with pedal steel and violin. “You’ll name the babies and I’ll name the dogs,” Blake croons into his rhapsodic melody. It’s all a bit cheesy in the best way and a whole lot of fun. Shelton captures that “honeymoon” phase of a relationship perfectly as the song’s characters lean into the idea of marriage.

In the song’s video, Shelton takes on the role of a wedding singer. Although viewers also follow a couple gearing up to tie the knot, not everything is exactly as it appears.

Watch the entire video below.

For those thinking that the ending coming with a surprise couple might hint towards a marriage for him and Gwen, you may be onto something. There’s more to the evidence in the video than just thematic suggestions. Gwen’s sons Kingston and Zuma actually appear at the party around the minute mark. Take that as you will.

Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name the Dogs” Lyrics

Girl, it’s hard time I tell ya

No more messin’ around

Time to lay these cards on the table

And just throw it all out

I’m talkin’ you and me

With the same street name, same last name, same everything

It’s a real thing, a how I feel thing

So I’m gonna go on take a swing

 

You find a spot and I’ll find the money

You’ll be the pretty and I’ll be the funny

You plant the flowers, I plant the kisses

Baby, let’s get right down to business

I’ll hang the pictures, you’ll hang the stars

You pick the paint, I’ll pick a guitar

Sing you a song out there with the crickets

In the fall you’ll name the babies and I’ll name the dogs

 

You can park your car in the driveway

I’ll park my truck in the grass

I’ll put a little swing on the front porch

If you put a little tea in my grass

Watch the sunset from a gravel road

Kiss me in the kitchen on your tippy-toes

Still lovin’ on you when the roosters crowd

Watchin’ way more than the garden grow

 

You find a spot and I’ll find the money

You’ll be the pretty and I’ll be the funny

You plant the flowers, I plant the kisses

Baby, let’s get right down to business

I’ll hang the pictures, you’ll hang the stars

You pick the paint, I’ll pick a guitar

Sing you a song out there with the crickets

In the fall you’ll name the babies and I’ll name the dogs

 

Yeah, layin’ next to you every night

Sounds like a damn good life

 

You find a spot and I’ll find the money

You’ll be the pretty and I’ll be the funny

You plant the flowers, I plant the kisses

Baby, let’s get right down to business

I’ll hang the pictures, you’ll hang the stars

You pick the paint, I’ll pick a guitar

Sing you a song out there with the crickets

In the fall you’ll name the babies and I’ll name the dogs

Yeah, name the dogs

You name the babies and I’ll name the dogs

Yeah, name the dogs

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Blake Shelton Hears Wedding Bells in New Video for ‘I’ll Name the Dogs’