Blake Shelton and his mom, Dorothy, came together during his 2013 Christmas special and performed “Time for Me to Come Home,” which they wrote together.
Ever wonder where Blake Shelton got his immense talent from? Back in 2012, the country singer teamed up with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford, for a duet of a Christmas song they wrote together titled “Time for Me to Come Home.”
During his first-ever Christmas special, Blake Shelton’s Not-So-Family Christmas, the country singer invited his mother to join him on stage for a meaningful performance of the festive country song.
“It’s actually a song about how it’s not Christmas unless you’re with your mama…She buys me cool stuff,” said Shelton according to Huffington Post. “The icing on the cake was having the opportunity to perform with my mom, a song we co-wrote together.”
The hour-long special also included performances with Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire in addition to special appearances from Christina Aguilera, Jay Leno, and Larry the Cable Guy.
“Time for Me to Come Home” is featured on Shelton’s 2013 holiday album, Cheers, It’s Christmas.
Blake and Dorothy created an empire based on the song.
In addition to boosting the album’s commercial success, the song inspired Shelton’s mother to transform “Time for Me to Come Home” into a novel, teaming up with author Travis Thrasher during the writing process. It was also turned into a series of Hallmark Christmas movies.
Previously released titles in the movie series are Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas, Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas, Time for You to Come Home for Christmas, Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas, and Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas.
The sixth installment will premiere on November 30, 2023 and it is titled Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas.
You can hear Shelton and Shackleford’s recording of “Time for Me to Come Home” below.