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Blake Shelton Reveals 'Honest' New Album Title and Release Date

by Sophie Schillaci 1:12 PM PST, March 08, 2016
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If you're already playing "Came Here To Forget" on repeat, brace yourself: Blake Shelton's entire new album is coming very soon.

Just hours after unveiling his latest single, Shelton has announced that his 12th studio album, titled If I'm Honest, will be released on May 20.

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"This is the most excited I've been about a new album since the release of my second record," the 39-year-old said in a press release.

The sophomore effort in question is 2003's The Dreamer, featuring Shelton's No. 1 single, "The Baby." (His passion for the music may have stayed the same, but Shelton's look has, ahem, certainly changed since then.)

If I'm Honest promises to be a candid affair, with its lead single already offering fans a peek at how Shelton and girlfriend Gwen Stefani got together while dealing with their respective divorces last year.

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"I've had a lot of music over the years," Shelton said about "Came Here to Forget," "but I don't think I've ever had a song before that's such a direct look into my life."

Stefani clearly approves of the song, which was penned by Craig Wiseman and Dreic Ruttan. The former No Doubt frontwoman tweeted a screenshot of Shelton's tune at No. 1 on iTunes' Top Songs chart with a heart in the caption.

Shelton re-tweeted the sentiment with a rowdy "Yeeeeee Haw!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Just last week, Shelton played coy about when his new music was coming, but promised that he'd address his whirlwind 2015 head-on through the music.

"I mean, it doesn't take, you know, a rocket scientist. If you have followed my career even a little bit in my life, you know what has happened with me in the last, gosh, eight or nine months," Shelton told ET's Nancy O'Dell. "It is all on the record."

The singer split from his wife of four years, Miranda Lambert, in July of last year, while Stefani broke up with her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale, in August. The pair, who were starring together on The Voice at the time, quickly bounced back with a high profile new romance by the fall.

"I can put my life experience, whether it's a divorce or my new girlfriend, whatever those experiences are, whatever things that are happening in my life, I have an outlet for them," Shelton said. "I have music. I can write songs, I can sing about it."

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