Blake Shelton ~ "The Gambler"



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Låtskrivere: Don Schlitz

“The Gambler” is a track written via Don Schlitz, recorded via a number of artists, maximum famously via American nation track singer Kenny Rogers.

Don Schlitz wrote this track in August, 1976 when he was once 23 years outdated. It took two years of buying groceries the track round Nashville sooner than Bobby Naked recorded it on his album “Naked” on the urging of Shel Silverstein. Naked’s model didn’t catch on and was once by no means launched as a unmarried, so Schlitz recorded it himself, however this model did not chart upper than No. 65. Then again, different musicians took understand and recorded the track in 1978, together with Johnny Money, who put it on his album Long past Woman. Then again, it was once Kenny Rogers who made the track a mainstream good fortune. His model was once a No. 1 Nation hit and made its technique to the Pop charts at a time when Nation songs hardly crossed over. It was once launched in November 1978 because the identify observe from his album The Gambler which received him the Grammy award for easiest male nation vocal efficiency in 1980. In 2006 Don Schlitz gave the impression within the Kenny Rogers occupation retrospective documentary “The Adventure”, the place he praised each Rogers’ and Butler’s contributions to the track pointing out “they added a number of concepts that weren’t mine, together with the brand new guitar intro”

Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American nation singer and tv persona. In 2001, he made his debut with the one “Austin”. The lead-off unmarried from his self-titled debut album, “Austin” spent 5 weeks at primary at the Billboard Sizzling Nation Songs chart. The now Platinum-certified debut album additionally produced two extra most sensible 20 entries (“All Over Me” and “Ol’ Crimson”).

His 2nd and 3rd albums, 2003’s The Dreamer and 2004’s Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, are gold and platinum, respectively.[1] His fourth album, Natural BS (2007), was once re-issued in 2008 with a canopy of Michael Bublé’s pop hit “House” as one of the vital bonus tracks. His 5th album, Startin’ Fires was once launched in November 2008. It was once adopted via the prolonged performs Hillbilly Bone and All About This night in 2010, and the albums Crimson River Blue in 2011,[3] According to a True Tale… in 2013, Bringing Again the Sunshine in 2014, and If I am Fair in 2016.

As of June 2017, Shelton has charted 33 singles, together with 24 quantity ones, 17 of which have been consecutive. The 11th No. 1 (“Doin’ What She Likes”) broke “the document for essentially the most consecutive No. 1 singles within the Nation Airplay chart’s 24-year historical past”. He’s a seven-time Grammy Award nominee.

Shelton may be recognized for his function as a pass judgement on at the televised making a song competitions Nashville Celebrity, Conflict of the Choirs, and The Voice. He has been on The Voice since its inception, and in six of 16 seasons (2–4, 7, 11, 13), a member of his staff has received. From 2011 to 2015, Shelton was once married to singer Miranda Lambert.

39 Replies to “Blake Shelton ~ "The Gambler"”

  1. Lyrics :

    On a warm summer's evenin'

    On a train bound for nowhere

    I met up with a gambler

    We were both too tired to sleep

    So we took turns a-starin'

    Out the window at the darkness

    'Til boredom overtook us

    And he began to speak

    He said, "Son, I've made a life

    Out of readin' people's faces

    Knowin' what the cards were

    By the way they held their eyes

    So if you don't mind my sayin'

    I can see you're out of aces

    For a taste of your whiskey

    I'll give you some advice"

    So I handed him my bottle

    And he drank down my last swallow

    Then he bummed a cigarette

    And asked me for a light

    And the night got deathly quiet

    And his face lost all expression

    Said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy

    You gotta learn to play it right"

    You've got to know

    When to hold 'em

    Know when to fold 'em

    Know when to walk away

    And know when to run

    You never count your money

    When you're sittin' at the table

    There'll be time enough for countin'

    When the dealin's done

    Now, every gambler knows

    That the secret to survivin'

    Is knowin' what to throw away

    And knowin' what to keep

    'Cause every hand's a winner

    And every hand's a loser

    And the best that you can hope for

    Is to die in your sleep"

    So when he'd finished speakin'

    He turned back towards the window

    Crushed out his cigarette

    An' faded off to sleep

    And somewhere in the darkness

    The gambler, he broke even

    But in his final words I found

    An ace that I could keep

    You got to know

    When to hold 'em

    Know when to fold 'em

    Know when to walk away

    And know when to run

    You never count your money

    When you're sittin' at the table

    There'll be time enough for countin'

    When the dealin's done

    You've got to know

    When to hold 'em

    (When to hold 'em)

    Know when to fold 'em

    (When to fold 'em)

    Know when to walk away

    And know when to run

    You never count your money

    When you're sittin' at the table

    There'll be time enough for countin'

    When the dealin's done

  2. Still trying to figure out how Blake Shelton became a country star. Average voice, average guitar skills, Gwen Stafani? Must've made a deal at a crossroads, because he aint that good.

  3. Why don’t Blake and these “country” artists today play good ol country like this anymore??? Enough with that pop shit coming out of Nashville nowadays

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