Up through Pure B.S., Shelton’s go-to producer was Bobby Braddock. Braddock produced Shelton’s first three albums as the sole producer, produced the large majority of the tracks on Pure B.S., and then one re-recording off of Starting Fires, a repeat track from Pure B.S.
On Starting Fire, Scott Hendricks became Shelton’s go-to producer. And while Shelton, with some notable exceptions, has continued to make contemporary country, when Hendricks took over production duties is when Shelton’s music began including a heavier pop influence. It seems that Shelton has even indicated his own knowledge that his music has drifted as he has made reference to his new album (still being produced by Hendricks) returning to more country roots.