Blake Shelton is opening up about the song he wrote Gwen Stefani for their July 3 wedding.
In a recent interview with Storme Warren on The Storme Warren Show on SiriusXM’s The Highway, Shelton detailed his decision to write a song for his wedding vows and shared how an award-winning Nashville songwriter helped him craft a song for his bride.
“I had written a song. And as soon as I knew that that’s what we were going to do. I started trying to write a song because that’s kind of the opposite of what she would have expected me to do,” Shelton explained to Warren.
He went on to share that he doesn’t “write that many songs anymore” because “it’s like pulling teeth” but said that he decided to try to write a song for Gwen because it’s something she wouldn’t have expected.
“So I started writing this song and, uh, and I can only get so far with it. ‘Cause I didn’t want it to just be something for that moment. I wanted it to be something that, uh, was, was bigger and I saw I needed help,” he said. “And so I called Craig, Craig Wiseman. I said ‘Craig, you got to help me with this thing. Like, I’m not joking around here.’”
It turns out, Wiseman was exactly who Shelton needed to call because he “really helped” with the song’s creation.
“When it comes to structuring something that I feel like you can stand the test of time, that’s what Craig is great at, you know,” Shelton said. “And I, and I wanted it to be something like that. And so he really helped me, uh, you know, get something that I, I feel like I’m, I’m, wouldn’t be embarrassed about, you know what I mean?”
He continued, “And I wanted something broad and, and, but also specific to Gwen. And so that’s what I did. She didn’t know I was going to do that. And so I surprised her with, with the song and we actually just recorded the song here in Nashville yesterday. I don’t know what, or when we’re going to do something with it, but it’s something that I wanted to have a recording of. No matter what, you know what I’m saying?”
Shelton then answered the one question many fans are dying to know: Will he ever release the song?
“I think it’s something I want to share because I’m really proud of it,” Shelton gushed. “And I’m, I, you know, to me, a marriage, a ceremony is you’re not keeping it private when you get married to somebody you’re announcing to the world, ‘Hey, this is my wife, just so everybody knows.’ That’s why we wear these rings. You know, this is where we’re together now. And, and I feel that way about the song. It’s like, it is a, uh, you know, for me something that I want people to hear and know, and because I’m, I’m proud to be married to Gwen and so proud of that song.”
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.