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Blake Shelton Guests on New John Anderson Song 'Tuesday I'll Be Gone'

"Tuesday I'll Be Gone," the latest co-write by John Anderson and co-producers Dan Auerbach and David "Fergie" Ferguson, pairs the "Swingin'" singer with one of the country music superstars he inspired, Blake Shelton.

​Flourishes of of traditional country instrumentation propel Anderson's latest introspective look at aging. As the song's music video shows, he trots this musical trek with an impressive group of admirers, including an ideal duet partner in Shelton.

Shelton's the only special guest on the track listing for the album Years, out April 10, but there are a couple of noteworthy co-writers: Anderson's fellow Easy Eye Sound signee Dee White and one of the best Nashville songwriters of the past 40 years, Paul Overstreet.

Although Anderson has kept details private, press materials make it sound like recent health scares shaped the reflective tone of new songs "Years" and "Tuesday I'll Be Gone."

"There's a few things that I came out of this whole deal better with. Part of it is my love for music and part of it is my appreciation for my family," Anderson says in a press release. "But the biggest part is knowing that I might die here any minute, for who knows what reason, but I know that the good Lord already came down and touched me. There's not a doubt in my mind."

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Anderson will be part of Shelton's second annual Friends and Heroes Tour this year along with tour mates the Bellamy Brothers, Trace Adkins and Lauren Alaina. The tour kicks off Feb. 13 in Portland, Oregon.

"Tuesday I'll Be Gone" Lyrics

Sometimes a man just needs to be alone
Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to the sky
I don't know where I'm goin'
There ain't no way of knowin'
Trying to forget the reasons why

Tuesday I'll be gone
It's time for movin' on
My road to happiness, it might be long, but
Tuesday I'll be gone

Take a ride down a road out in the country
And drive the long way around
It don't matter which way or what direction
Long as I am freedom bound

Yeah, Tuesday I'll be gone
It's time for movin' on
Gonna find my way somehow
Gonna ride to the edge of sundown
Find a place in some small town
To lay my head down

My road to happiness, it might be long
My road to happiness, it might be long, but
Tuesday I'll be gone
Tuesday I'll be gone

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