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“The Voice’s” Blake Shelton is teaming with “The Fast and the Furious” writer Gary Scott Thompson for a potential drama at NBC based on his song “God’s Country.” The Universal TV project has a script commitment at the network. The proposed series, also called “God’s Country,” centers on a hardworking Midwestern farm family. When its patriarch dies, his grown children discover he was keeping a devastating secret they could never have imagined.
Thompson, who created the drama “Las Vegas” for NBC, is executive producing with Shelton, Narvel Blackstock and Laurie Pozmantier.
The song, which focuses on faith and Shelton’s ties to his home state of Oklahoma, reached No. 1 on the Billboard country charts after its 2019 release and has gone triple platinum. Written by Devin Dawson, Hardy, and Jordan Schmidt, “God’s Country” won single of the year at last week’s Academy of Country Music Awards.