Blake Shelton Shares the Story Behind His Gwen Stefani Duet, ‘Nobody But You’

Blake Shelton turned heads with the recent release of “Nobody But You,” his heartfelt duet with his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani,…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 9, 2020


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Blake Shelton turned heads with the recent release of “Nobody But You,” his heartfelt duet with his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, and now the superstar is sharing more details about the song.

Written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is featured on Shelton’s No.1 album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. The Oklahoma native recently revealed how he came upon the song and credits McAnally for bringing it to his attention.

“I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally is on Songland, so they were there doing some cross-promotion. Shane came to my trailer and said, ‘Man, I got a song for you,’” Shelton explained. “I knew he had Gwen’s number from a write, so I told him to send it to her as I was being called to set. I actually got the song twice because my producer Scott Hendricks emailed it to me right after.”

Sometime later, he finally decided to listen to the song and it stopped him in his tracks.

“Then one day I was driving with Gwen and I said, ‘Hey let’s listen to that song from Shane, because Scott sent it to me too – it must be pretty incredible.’ When I heard it, I was just floored,” he recalled. “I realized how important that song was for me and where I am in my life right now. I just think it’s magical. I literally think it’s important of a song as I’ve ever recorded.”

Shelton just announced “Nobody But You” as his new single, following his recent hits “Hell Right” with Trace Adkins and “God’s Country.”

To celebrate the release, the superstar will take the stage alongside Stefani at the upcoming 62nd Annual Grammy Awards for the live debut of the song.

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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.