Blake Shelton says that being in "God's Country" is all about your mindset. The country star's newest single specifically nods to Southern and rural America, but the "God's Country" lyrics also celebrate old-fashioned values of hard work and faith.

"God's Country" was co-written by songwriter-turned-artist Hardy and 2018 Taste of Country RISERS act Devin Dawson, along with tunesmith Jordan Schmidt. Shelton says the song "has a strong and deep, meaningful lyric," yet remains open to interpretation.

"No matter where you are from, or where you're standing, it is my belief that you're standing in God's Country," he adds in a press release. "For me, it's about being from Oklahoma — where I was born, raised and still live today."

"God's Country" is the first single from Shelton's next album. Further details about that project have not yet been revealed.

Listen to Blake Shelton's "God's Country"

Blake Shelton's 'God's Country' Lyrics:

Right outside of this one-church town / There's a gold dirt road to a whole lot of nothing / Got a deed to the land, but it ain't my ground / This is God's country / We pray for rain and thank Him when it's fallin' / 'Cause it brings a grain and a little bit of money / We put it back in a plate / I guess that's why they call it God's country

Chorus:

I saw the light in a sunrise / Sittin' back in a 40 on the muddy riverside / Gettin' baptized in Holy Water and 'shine with the dogs runnin' / Saved by the sound of the being found / Dixie whistle in the wind, that'll get you Heaven bound / The Devil went down to Georgia but he didn't stick around / This is God's country

We turn the dirt and work until the week's done / We take a break and break bread on Sunday / Then do it all again 'cause we're proud to be / From God's country

Repeat Chorus

I don't care what my headstone reads / Or what kind of pinewood box I end up in / When it's my time, lay me six feet deep in God's country

Repeat Chorus x2

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