Blake Shelton Buzzes to No. 1 on the Singles Chart With ‘Honey Bee’
Blake Shelton has scored himself another No. 1 hit single this week, as 'Honey Bee' tops the country singles chart after only 10 weeks of being on the chart. The song is Shelton's ninth career and fourth consecutive No. 1 single, following previous chart-toppers 'Austin,' 'The Baby,' 'Some Beach,' 'Home,' 'She Wouldn't Be Gone,' 'Hillbilly Bone,' 'All About Tonight' and 'Who Are You When I'm Not Looking.'
Shelton's latest accomplishment also scores a major victory for the two writers behind the song, Ben Hayslip and Rhett Akins. Hayslip and Akins are two-thirds of Nashville writing trio the Peach Pickers, and are also co-writers on Shelton's 'All About Tonight.' Hayslip is also a co-writer on Shelton's 2009 Top 10 hit, 'I'll Just Hold On.'
"Blake has been real good to us over the years," Hayslip tells Taste of Country. "When Rhett and I were in the middle of writing this song, we started envisioning Blake singing it, so I think that helped with the direction of the song because we were focused on him and how he would sound singing it."
'Honey Bee' is the first release from Shelton's forthcoming album, 'Red River Blue,' set for release on July 12.
Watch Blake Shelton Perform 'Honey Bee' at the 2011 ACM Awards