Gwen Stefani Gushes Over Blake Shelton’s ‘Unbelievable’ Career Milestone
When Blake Shelton‘s Friends and Heroes Tour rolled through Nashville last week, the superstar was surprised with a new career…
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani; Photo via Instagram
Prior to Shelton’s headlining show at Music City’s Bridgestone Arena, Shelton’s longtime label, Warner Music Nashville, surprised him with a giant plaque commemorating 20 years of hit records. The plaque featured all of Shelton’s singles to date and honored his 13 million RIAA Album Awards and 52 million RIAA singles.
Stefani captured the surprise moment on Instagram stories and later shared a few photos from the occasion on her feed.
“Congratulations to this guy @blakeshelton this is pretty unbelievable! 👊🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻,” Stefani captioned her post.
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Several of the couple’s friends took a moment to congratulate Shelton on the milestone, including RaeLynn, The Swon Brothers and Clint Bowyer.
“Wait? What? You’re the Eminem of Country! Congrats buddy,” he wrote.
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Stefani has been popping up at several of Shelton’s headlining shows, joining him on stage to sing their chart-topping duets, “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.” She even joined him in Nashville and documented the moment on Instagram.
“It’s hard to explain what it feels like to get up on stage w @blakeshelton and sing 2 number one country radio hits Live in Nashville, she wrote. “Never saw it coming but wow I’ll take it!”
Shelton’s Friends and Heroes Tour is scheduled to run through October 2. Click HERE for a list of the remaining tour dates.
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.