Inspired By Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani Has ‘Gone Country’
Has Gwen Stefani “Gone Country?”
Gwen Stefani; Photo via YouTube
After earning her first No.1 on the country charts with her Blake Shelton duet, it appears Gwen Stefani is embracing her newfound love for the genre (well, kind of).
Stefani was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (Oct. 19) and appeared in a hilarious skit promoting a fictional country album called Gwen’s Gone Country. The clip showcased Stefani as a country singer with reimagined versions of her biggest hits such as “Don’t Speak,” “Spiderwebs” and “Hollaback Girl.”
“Howdy I’m Buck Pinto, here with a new record I think y’all are going to be mighty excited for see,” Fallon says in the fake infomercial. “If you’re like me, you love the sweet sounds of down-home country music, but if you’re also like me, you love the rockin’ music of multitalented superstar Gwen Stefani. Problem is, you got to choose one or the other.”
“Well, not anymore, thanks to this new album, Gwen’s Gone Country,” he excitedly shares.
Stefani is then seen dressed in her country best performing country-inspired versions of her songs.
Check out the clip below.
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.