Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Travis Tritt Attend Clint Bowyer’s Retirement Party In Kansas

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Travis Tritt were joined by celebrity chef Guy Fieri at NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer’s retirement…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 11, 2021


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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton Travis Tritt, Guy Fieri, Clint Bowyer

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Travis Tritt were joined by celebrity chef Guy Fieri at NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer’s retirement party in Kansas on Sunday evening (Jan. 10). 

Tritt shared a photo of the group on Twitter, saying that he had a “wonderful time” toasting Bowyer’s career alongside friends. 

Tritt’s post received hundreds of retweets and comments, with some people criticizing the group for gathering amid the pandemic. 

“Never heard of covid?” questioned one Twitter user, while another wrote, “You are not being very wise. I hope you don’t get sick.”

Others, however, gushed over the group of friends and wished Bowyer a happy retirement. 

Bowyer announced his retirement from NASCAR in October, revealing that he would be hanging up his hat after 16 seasons behind the wheel. Bowyer, 41, has joined FOX Sports as an analyst for the 2021 season. 

“I have a new opportunity to do what’s next in my life,” Bowyer revealed in his retirement letter. “In 2021 my suit will no longer be fireproof. I will be joining the Fox booth on Sundays.”

Blake Shelton, who has been friends with Bowyer for a number of years, reacted to his retirement announcement on Twitter, writing, Hey @clintbowyer… It’s been a hell of a run my brother. Congrats on the Fox deal!!! Here’s to the next chapter!!! Let’s go do some huntin’ and fishin’ now!!!!”

Bowyer finished his career with 10 cup wins. 

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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.