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The Song Remembers When: Blake Shelton – “Honey Bee”

We take you behind the scenes and explore the making of one of our favorite tunes with The Song Remembers When…

In the summer of 2011, Blake Shelton held onto number one for four weeks with his song “Honey Bee.” The song was written by three songwriters known as the “Peach Pickers” – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip – that trio has written a ton of hits including songs for Kix and Ronnie.

Rhett said that when they wrote “Honey Bee,” it actually started with “I’ll be your huckleberry,” a riff on that line from the movie Tombstone, but somehow that line became “I’ll be your honey bee.” They wanted to add a lot of humor into this one and immediately Blake Shelton came to mind. And, Rhett said that they didn’t want to play the song for anybody but Blake!

And, when Blake’s producer Scott Hendricks played it for him, Blake said that he knew instantly that he would record it. He felt that it would become his signature song. And, he wasn’t far off… It would go on to sell over three million copies and become a four-week number one.

Here’s Blake Shelton with this week’s The Song Remembers When – “Honey Bee.” Watch the song’s music video here.


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