Personnel: Ilya Toshinsky, Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar); Paul Jenkins, Troy Lancaster, Tom Bukovac, Adam Shoenfeld, Brent Mason (electric guitar); Aubrey Haynie (mandolin, fiddle); Carole Rabinowitz, Elizabeth Lamb, Eberhard Ramm, Conni Ellisor, Pamela Sixfin (strings); Gordon Mote (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, programming); Tim Akers (piano, Hammond b-3 organ); Chris McHugh, Greg Morrow (drums, percussion); Eric Darken (percussion); Jessi Alexander, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Wes Hightower, Perry Coleman (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Justin Niebank.
Recording information: Arrowhead Studios; Blackbird Studios; FabMusic; Ocean Way Nashville; Odds On Recording, Henderson, NV; Omni Sound Studios; Riverview Back Porch; Starstruck Studios; Superphonic; Warner Studios.
Photographer: Andrew Southam.
Blake Shelton's sixth album (not including compilations), Red River Blue features production by the in-demand, award-winning Scott Hendricks. It is preceded by smash single "Honey Bee," which reached number one on the Billboard and Mediabase country single charts within seven weeks, and has logged a million digital downloads; it holds the record for the fastest-selling digital single to be certified gold by the R.I.A.A. by a country male. It's his fourth straight number one single and his ninth overall. In fact, given that Shelton had less than half an album completed when the single was released, he and his team were given two weeks to complete the album after it hit number one. The energy is evident throughout the 11-song set.