Blake Shelton Shares Sweet Message For ‘New Fiancée’ Gwen Stefani After Winning Top Country Artist at PCA’s

Blake Shelton took home the title of Top Country Artist during the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, Nov….


Lauren Jo Black

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November 16, 2020


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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Blake Shelton took home the title of Top Country Artist during the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, Nov. 15 and he took a moment to give a sweet shoutout to Gwen Stefani during his acceptance speech.

“Wow. This is crazy. This is absolutely insane,” Shelton shared from The Barker Hangar in Southern California. “I’m so happy that we’re able to have this award show in spite of everything.”

The superstar went on to thank his label, Warner Music Nashville, for their support and then tipped his hat to those who matter most: the fans.

“Me and my team should be thanking all the fans out there who voted for this thing,” he said. “And I don’t spend a lot of time on social media anymore, but when I do look at it, all I see is fans retweeting and voting for—lately, for the People’s Choice Awards. Thank you so much.”

Before wrapping up his speech, the “Happy Anywhere” singer gave a special shoutout to his longtime love.

“Thank you to my new fiancée, Gwen Stefani,” he shared. “That’s S-t-e-f-a-n-i, if you need to Google it to figure out who she is. Thanks for the inspiration and I love you guys, thank you.”

After Shelton’s big win, Stefani went live on Instagram revealing she was outside the venue cheering him on from the car.

“Date night with Blake Shelton,” Stefani shared on Instagram. “So basically, I have to stay in the car because of COVID,” she added in another story, “But I’m here to support Blake in case he wins.”

Shelton and Stefani announced their engagement in late October. The big moment came nearly five years after they confirmed their romance.

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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.