Blake Shelton Brought To Tears When Singing His Vows to Gwen Stefani

The song Shelton sang Stefani is reportedly called “Reach the Star.”


Lauren Jo Black

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July 8, 2021


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Blake Shelton gave Gwen Stefani the best wedding gift ever – the gift of song. 

According to the couple’s longtime friend and wedding officiant, Carson Daly, Shelton tearfully sang his vows to his now-wife and left those in attendance crying as well. 

“I feel like the uncle that’s here to just blab,” Daly joked with his TODAY show co-hosts earlier this week when divulging a few details about the Shelton/Stefani wedding. 

He went on to share that he worked closely with the couple “for months … to get [it] just how they wanted it.” He even encouraged them to write their own vows although they were “really reluctant” to do so. Daly nudged them by telling the pair, “You guys are two of the best songwriters in the world, we want to hear your words.” 


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It sounds like they made the right decision as the ceremony went off without a hitch. 

“Gwen starts…and she crushes. Not a dry eye in the church… and it was so perfect,” Daly shared. 

“Blake starts by saying, ‘You know, Gwen’s always given me a hard time about not writing enough songs — so, I wrote a song,’” Daly recalled. “He wrote her a song, and he sings her a song, while he’s crying, that he wrote specifically for her … [There was] not a dry eye in the house, and that was really a highlight.”

Daly didn’t offer too many additional details about the tearful moment, but did say that he believes the song is called “Reach the Star.” It’s also unclear whether or not Shelton will ever release the song.  


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Daly went on to describe the Shelton/Stefani wedding as “a perfect blend of country and glamour” and shared how their differences make them work. 

“They’re like if you pair delicious fried chicken with a glass of champagne,” Daly explained. “On paper and on the menu it doesn’t seem to work, but it works. It’s comfort food with class. And everybody roots for that.”

Daly, who has been friends with Stefani for over 25 years, once told Stefani not to date Shelton. They reminisced on that moment earlier this year on NBC’s TODAY Show.  

“Five years ago, when you started to date Blake, you’ll remember this, we went back to your house, your old house in LA, and I sat you and Blake down in the kitchen,” Daly reminded her. 

“And I said, ‘You guys, pump the brakes. This is not good. This is not going to work.’ And I looked at Gwen, and I said, ‘You’re much, much too good for this guy. You’re smart. You’re intelligent. You’re one of my oldest friends. And then there’s Blake,’” he quipped, evoking laughter from Stefani and TODAY anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie.

Thankfully for Stefani and Shelton, they ignored Daly’s advice.

“He’s one of the most generous human beings and down-to-earth. It almost sounds generic, but it’s just so true,” Stefani shared at the time. 


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Blake and Gwen said “I do” on Saturday, July 3 at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch in a chapel he reportedly built just for her. They reportedly hosted 40 guests.

Shelton proposed to Stefani in October of 2020 after a five-year long relationship. They first met in 2014 while on the set of NBC’s The Voice. The pair became a couple in 2015 and officially confirmed their romance at the 2015 CMA Awards. Since then, they have virtually been inseparable. 

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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.