Watch Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Share Adorable On Stage Moment at ‘CMA Summer Jam’
Blake Shelton and his wife Gwen Stefani proved they are “Happy Anywhere” on Tuesday evening (July 27) in Nashville with…
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani; Photo by Edward James
The country superstar and No Doubt singer performed their chart-topping duet “Happy Anywhere,” during the first night of the star-studded CMA Summer Jam at Ascend Amphitheater in Downtown Nashville.
The newlyweds were beaming as the performed the the No.1 smash and even shared a sweet kiss on stage as fans cheered on from their seats.
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The song went No. 1 in 2020, marking Shelton’s 28th No. 1 single and Stefani’s second chart-topper at country radio.
“Happy Anywhere” was co-written by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins and follows the release of Shelton and Stefani’s chart-topping duet, “Nobody But You.”
“You know, ‘Happy Anywhere’ has got to be one of the most fun songs that I’ve ever had a chance to record and the actual recording process was a blast. Listening to it afterwards was a blast,” Shelton previously explained of the song. “I had a moment where Gwen told me, “You know, there’s something about this song that just makes you smile.” And it doesn’t hurt that it has Happy in the title.”
Prior to their performance at Ascend Amphitheater, Stefani took in some local sights and even enjoyed a Music City staple with a visit to Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. The popular, family-owned restaurant documented her visit on Instagram.
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The first night of CMA Summer Jam also featured performances from Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton, Carly Pearce, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Dwight Yoakam, Lainey Wilson.
The show will return to Ascend Amphitheater on Wednesday (July 28) with Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi and Thomas Rhett.
The shows are being taped for a TV special set to air on ABC at a later date.
A portion of ticket sale net proceeds will benefit the CMA Foundation. Since its inception in 2011, the CMA Foundation has been committed to improving and sustaining music programs throughout the U.S. so all students have equitable opportunity to participate in a high-quality music education.
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.