Blake Shelton Is All Smiles as Gwen Stefani Surprises Festival Crowd with No Doubt Song
Blake Shelton recently returned to the stage for the first time in over a year with a performance at Country…
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani; Photo by Anthony Djuren (@adjfoto68 on Instagram)
Blake Shelton recently returned to the stage for the first time in over a year with a performance at Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin and he brought a very special guest along with him.
Gwen Stefani joined the country superstar to perform their chart-topping duets “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere” at the popular festival. Shelton also gave his new wife her own time in the spotlight as she performed the 1996 No Doubt hit, “Don’t Speak.”
Shelton, who joined in on guitar, was all smiles as his bride performed No Doubt hit. Festivalgoers seemed to love the moment as they sang along from the crowd.
“Gwen Shelton everybody,” Shelton said, beaming. The couple then shared a kiss as the crowd erupted into cheers.
Stefani recently opened up about their relationship during an appearance on Jade Iovine’s Tell Me About It podcast, admitting she never saw their relationship coming.
“It [the wedding] was beyond dreamy but I think the crazy part was jut it was so unexpected in my life,” Stefani said, adding, “so to try to choose an outfit, a wedding gown and all that, I had no idea what it was gonna be.”
Even though she didn’t see her love for Shelton coming, it was a welcome surprise.
“I just feel so lucky,” Stefani says, “and I think one of those things that you think about a lot in your life is you just you don’t know the future.”
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Shelton and Stefani tied the knot on the “Minimum Wage” singer’s ranch in Oklahoma on July 3, 2021.
After nearly six years together, the country superstar, 45, and No Doubt singer, 51, exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony in front of their closest family and friends. The Carson Daly-officiated ceremony took place inside a chapel on Shelton’s ranch, built exclusively for the superstar couple to say their “I Dos.”
Additionally, Shelton’s Friends And Heroes Tour kicks off later this summer on August 18 in Nebraska and will run through October. The country hitmaker’s tour comes in support of his latest album, Body Language, which was released earlier this year. The 12-track project includes his 28th No. 1 single “Happy Anywhere” and his recent single “Minimum Wage.”
The tour includes support from Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, Trace Adkins and Lindsay Ell.
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.