Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s ‘Happy Anywhere’ Is Most-Added at Country Radio
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s new duet, “Happy Anywhere,” is off to a great start at country radio. The feel-good…
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani – Happy Anywhere
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s new duet, “Happy Anywhere,” is off to a great start at country radio.
The feel-good tune earned the title of most-added this week, with a total of 119 stations adding the song to the rotation. Additionally, with 116 Mediabase stations on board, “Happy Anywhere” notched the third-highest first-week add total of any country song so far in 2020.
Shelton, who has been making the media rounds in support of the song, called into The Bobby Bones Show on Tuesday (July 28) to chat about the release and his time in quarantine with Stefani. The superstar also let the award-winning radio host in on his thoughts about recording a new album.
“It’s hard for me, honestly,” Shelton confessed about the idea of recording a full project. “The more and more time that goes by I’m starting to wonder why even do an album at all. I’m having a blast just putting out singles.”
Shelton, who released Fully Loaded: God’s Country late last year, also weighed in on the possibility of recording a duets album with Stefani.
“I don’t think so,” Shelton admitted. “Maybe at the end of 10 or 20 years here, we’ll have enough duets together that we can put ‘em all together as a hits package. I don’t know.”
“Happy Anywhere” is the couple’s fourth collaboration, following the chart-topping hit, “Nobody But You,” “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.