Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Support Trace Adkins At ‘Bennett’s War’ Premiere

Blake Shelton and his girlfriend Gwen Stefani enjoyed a red carpet date night Tuesday (Aug. 13), appearing at the Los…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 14, 2019


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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, and Victoria Pratt; Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Forrest Film

Blake Shelton and his girlfriend Gwen Stefani enjoyed a red carpet date night Tuesday (Aug. 13), appearing at the Los Angeles premiere for the upcoming film Bennett’s War, which stars Shelton’s longtime friend and fellow country star Trace Adkins.

Shelton, 43, and Stefani, 49, walked the red carpet outside Warner Bros. Studios together and even posed for a few photos alongside Adkins and actress Victoria Pratt.

Adkins plays the role of Cal Bennett in the film, which centers around his fictional son Marshall, a soldier who sustains an injury from an IED explosion while in combat. Marshall returns home to the United States only to find out that his father, Cal, is on the verge of losing the family farm. Bennett’s War hits theaters Aug. 30.

On Friday, Shelton will release his much-anticipated new single, “Hell Right,” a collaboration with Adkins. Written by David Garcia, Brett Tyler and Michael Hardy, “Hell Right” reunites the pair nearly a decade after their massive hit “Hillbilly Bone” hit the radio waves.

“I decided it would be great to have Trace Adkins on this [song] just because he’s got that low, deep, big voice and he’s so great at the ad-lib stuff,” the Oklahoma native previously explained. “He just brings a certain quality to any recording that nobody else can touch.”

On top of releasing a new single, Shelton is also returning to The Voice alongside Stefani. The new season premieres September 23 on NBC.

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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.