The black and white-tinged cover art features a centerpiece from his hometown of Ada,OK, a water tower that looms over the small population. it was used as a water tower during the Panama Canal construction, then loaded onto a train in pieces and shipped to Ada. Shelton was born there in 1976. Poised to be one of the biggest album releases of 2014 when it hits on Sept. 30, the ninth studio effort by the country superstar comes with a stark black and white image of a water tower found in Ada,OK, Shelton’s exceedingly tiny hometown with a population of just under 17,000 residents, per the 2012 census. According to an interview with Rolling Stone, the cover image came after much contemplation on how to present his latest collection of songs, which could be interpreted as a return to his roots: As a country singer, I gotta get back to singing about getting drunk because there’s people out there – and I’ve been one of them – that have had their heart broken, or they’ve had a tough day at work, or they get stabbed in the back.
Bringing Back the Sunshine is the ninth studio album by American country music singer Blake Shelton. The album was released on September 30, 2014, by Warner Bros. Nashville. The album was produced by Shelton's longtime producer Scott Hendricks. "Neon Light," the album's lead-off single, was released on August 18, 2014.
Bringing Back the Sunshine debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's all genre Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts with a first week sales total of 101,000 copies in the United States. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 7, 2015, and Platinum on October 7, 2016.
In Canada, the album debuted at No. 4 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 7,700 copies in its first week.
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