Blake Shelton Details New Single, ‘Happy Anywhere,’ Featuring Gwen Stefani
After taking “Nobody But You” to the top of the charts earlier this year, Blake Shelton is teaming up with…
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Out Friday, July 24, the “loving, feel-good” tune finds the beloved couple professing their love for each other, declaring that they can be “Happy Anywhere” as long as their together. The song was co-written by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins.
“Even though Gwen and I just had a single out we decided that, under the circumstances, this year… man, there’s never been a better time for ‘Happy Anywhere,’” Shelton said. “We’ve all been in quarantine and lockdown, and hopefully we’ve been doing that with somebody that we really love and enjoy being around. That’s what happened with Gwen and me this summer – and this entire year.”
The song will make its television debut upon its release date when Shelton makes an appearance on NBC’s TODAY Summer 2020 Citi Music Series.
The following day, Shelton, along with Stefani and Trace Adkins, will take over drive-in theaters across North America for an exclusive drive-in concert. Hosted in conjunction with the production company Encore Live, the one-night-only event will feature brand new performances filmed exclusively for the drive-in show. The drive-in concert experience will also include interviews and storytelling from Shelton, Stefani and Adkins.
The performance will air at drive-ins around the U.S. and Canada and will cost $114.99 per vehicle. Tickets are on sale now.
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.