Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Prove They’re ‘Happy Anywhere’ With ACM Awards Performance

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani appeared on the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards for a performance of their latest…


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September 16, 2020


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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani appeared on the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards for a performance of their latest duet, “Happy Anywhere.”

The longtime couple performed the feel-good tune from a green screened “movie magic” Bluebird Cafe.

“Happy Anywhere” was released after the pair took their previous duet, “Nobody But You,” to the top of the charts and was an instant hit among their fanbase. The romantic duet finds the couple professing their love for one another, revealing that they can find happiness with each other anywhere, as long as they’re together.

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Shelton was nominated for a total of four ACM Awards, earning nods for Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Single of the Year for “God’s Country” as well as Music Event of the Year for “Dive Bar,” his collaboration with Garth Brooks.

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban with P!nk, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.

The 2020 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show took place at three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

Hosted by Keith Urban, the star-studded event aired on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network and streamed live and on-demand on CBS All Access.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.