Blake Shelton shocks a Nashville crowd with a vintage hit Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP
Artist Blake Shelton performs at the 2017 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)

Country music fans can rejoice, because Blake Shelton’s new “Live” EP is now available to stream.

The six-track release was recorded in June during the country singer’s surprise pop-up show at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. At that time, the CMA Music Festival was in full swing and the city was packed with country music fans.

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In this clip, fans get to see the Oklahoma native perform one of the tracks from the new EP. He takes a stroll through downtown Music City to recruit a few extra fans for his performance before busting out his 2002 single, “Ol’ Red.”

The superstar appears onstage with his trusty guitar in hand, and belts out swampy lyrics like, “Come on somebody/ Why don’t you run/ Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun/ Get my lantern/ Get my gun/ Red’ll have you treed before the mornin’ comes.”

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“Ol’ Red” became a Top 15 hit for Blake that year. The late George Jones and fellow artist Kenny Rogers both recorded their own versions of the song prior to Blake’s release.

Along with “Ol’ Red,” Blake’s EP also features live versions of “All About Tonight,” “Honey Bee,” “Home,” “Boys ‘Round Here,” and “A Guy With A Girl.” Watch the video above to see Blake jam out to “Ol’ Red.”

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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