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Ol' Red Facts

* Ol' Red is a song written by James "Bo" Bohon, Don Goodman and Mark Sherrill.


Ol' Red was originally recorded by George Jones on his 1990 album You Oughta Be Here with Me.


* Ol' Red was later covered by Kenny Rogers on his 1993 album If Only My Heart Had a Voice, although neither artist released it as a single.


 Ol' Red was recorded most recently by artist Blake Shelton, and released in 2002 as the third and final single released from his self-titled debut album.


Ol' Red is based off true events.


* Ol' Red debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 30, 2002.


* Ol' Red has become one of Shelton's most commonly-requested songs in concert, and he considers it his signature song.


* The Ol' Red video was shoot in Nashville.


* Ol' Red is based on a prisoner who is offered a job to take care of a prison dog, a bloodhound named Ol' Red, who is well-known among the inmates for his skill of tracking escaped prisoners. Ol' Red tells how the prisoner hatches a successful plan to escape from jail, which involves Ol' Red.


*For the full story of Ol' Red and more, check out the book!

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