Gwen Stefani To Make Opry Debut With Blake Shelton By Her Side
After earning her first No.1 on the country charts with the Blake Shelton duet, “Nobody But You,” Gwen Stefani is…
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
The three-time Grammy winner will perform alongside Shelton from his Oklahoma ranch on the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, May 9.
Also performing that evening will be Dustin Lynch and Trace Adkins from the Opry House in Nashville.
The show, hosted by Bobby Bones, will stream live on the Circle All Access Facebook page beginning at 8pm CT.
Earlier this week, Stefani took to social media to share her excitement over her first chart-topping country single.
Trying to wrap my head around the fact that I even get to know you Blake Shelton, let alone be on Such a beautiful classic duet w u,” she wrote. “Thank you for taking me along on this ride with you!! I am so grateful and blown away by all the support everyone has shown us!!?!!”
The show will be the Opry’s 4,923rd consecutive Saturday night performance.
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.