Blake Shelton’s bare bones version of "God’s Country" is coming Friday

Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton is celebrating his 26th career number one by stripping it down: He’ll release an acoustic version of “God’s Country” on Friday. 

It’s a track that one of the song’s writers, Devin Dawson, will no doubt be glad to hear.

“Thanks for singing the S*** out of it. CHEERS buddy!!” Devin responded, after Blake thanked the “incredibly talented writers” -- who also include HARDY and Jordan Schmidt -- for the success of the song.  

Meanwhile, Blake already has another hit climbing the chart: his duet with Garth Brooks, “Dive Bar.”  The two will perform it together for the first time during Garth's tour stop at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho on Friday, July 19.

This Friday, Blake plays Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre at Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

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Morgan Wallen apologizes following his arrest over the weekend

Morgan Wallen apologizes following his arrest over the weekendJohn ShearerMorgan Wallen has issued an apology following his arrest in downtown Nashville on Saturday. 

The "Whiskey Glasses" singer was at Kid Rock's Big A** Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse with a few friends when he was removed from the premises for "kicking glass items," according to a police report obtained by WKRN

While on the street, police report that Morgan got into verbal fights with pedestrians who were passing by. The warrant states that officers gave Morgan multiple opportunities to walk away from the situation, but he "refused." Morgan was then arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.  He was later released from jail on a $500 bond.

Wallen turned to Twitter Sunday to apologize for the incident.

"Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air. I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn't mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected," he writes.

Morgan also extended praise to the Metro Nashville Police Department for how they handled the situation. "Thank you to the local authorities for being so professional and doing their job with class," he says. "Love y’all."

Morgan's single, "Chasing You," reached number one on the country charts earlier this month.

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Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air. I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn't mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected.

— morgan wallen (@MorganWallen) May 24, 2020