Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are not only dating, but they’re also making some sweet music together. The No Doubt rocker and the country crooner are working on their very first country duet.
According to People, The Voice co-hosts have been working on a country song together. Gwen Stefani is typically known for her ska and pop hits, but it looks like Shelton’s country side is rubbing off on her.
“It’s amazing how good she sounds on a pretty country song,” the insider told the magazine.
The two have been working on their song for some time after season 9 of The Voice kicked off a few months ago. The alleged insider says that the song has yet to be released, but it will be about telling a lover to leave a relationship if they want to. Neither Gwen nor Blake’s reps have responded to the media for comment on these rumors about their upcoming song. If the rumors are true, then it’s likely that Gwen and Blake will perform their song on the live episodes of The Voice, returning next week.
This isn’t the first time that Shelton has worked on a country song with one of his Voice co-hosts. He collaborated with Christina Aguilera on “Just A Fool,” and then with Shakira on “Medicine.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Gwen Stefani’s rep confirmed to Us Weekly that she’s dating the country music star. The rep simply stated: “Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating.”
According to numerous reports, Gwen and Blake have been caught flirting on and off The Voice set, and they were recently spotted getting cozy at one of three Halloween parties in L.A. over the weekend. Up until now, Gwen has remained coy about the dating rumors. She even told E! News that she’s more focused on her music and her “spiritual exercise.”
“[I’m] really trying to connect and be grateful, considerate, being present and living in the moment, and so that’s where I’ve put a lot of my exercise right now.”
Stefani has also released her first single since announcing her divorce from Bush front man Gavin Rossdale over the summer. The emotional song “Used to Love You” debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 at No. 84, two spots behind Kane Brown’s similarly titled song “Used to Love You Sober.” Stefani, who has written the track, is also at No. 40 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
Maybe Gwen could use a hit herself. The singer has struck out in the past few years when she released two singles: one solo hit “Baby Don’t Lie,” and one with No Doubt called “Settle Down.” But both singles quickly fell from the Billboard and iTunes charts. Gwen tried to make a comeback with her new album, but she told Ryan Seacrest that her label rejected it because they thought the songs were “too personal,” according to Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
“The record company was like, ‘Listen, we really think your record is too personal and no one is going to relate to this record and maybe you should put it out as an artistic body of work – don’t even think about radio.’ They told me that and it was literally like being punched in the stomach.”
Stefani scrapped the entire album and released “Used To Love You,” which is a song that still hits close to home for the singer.
“The next day [after talking to the record label] I went in and wrote ‘Used to Love You.’ It’s weird because the lyric to the chorus was already written the day after a major event happened, which I won’t say exactly what it is, but you can think about what it might’ve been – a major event where things got really clear.'”
It’s been rumored that the song is about Gwen Stefani’s troubled marriage to Gavin Rossdale. The couple were married for nearly 13 years and raised three kids together. Stefani told Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday of her interview that she does not feel ready to jump into another relationship and that she just wants to “live in the moment.”
What are your thoughts on Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton dating? Were you surprised to hear the rumors were true? What are your thoughts on the two musicians collaborating on a song? Do you think their music styles will work together? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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