Blake Shelton has been a country singer since his teenage years, and for more than ten years, he’s been a country music superstar. Since he started dating Gwen Stefani in 2015, his life has changed, and when they wed in 2021, he also changed his priorities.
Blake told Entertainment Tonight, “Look, I love music, and I love The Voice. I love all the cool things I get to do with my job, but those things all take a backseat now to Gwen and the kids, and it’s just a new phase of my life.”
He adds, “I’m having fun putting out songs when I feel like it, and luckily the record label allows me to do that. They always support it when I do it, and my stupid ideas of doing a ’90s country video — they’re always on board, and because of that, we have a ‘God’s Country’ once in a while or a ‘Happy Anywhere.'”
Shelton reveals, “I just go, ‘Hey, I want to do this. Will you guys help me?’ and they’ll jump on board, and we’ve had some big records that way.” Referring to his latest song, “No Body,” he says, “Hopefully, this will be another one.”
As his video and song “No Body” looks back at the 1990s, Blake thinks about what Gwen was doing in the 1990s and ponders what would young Shelton have said had he known they would be husband and wife one day. He said, “I would have probably said, ‘Are you talking about that girl that holds up the orange in her video?’ I never understood until now that she’s from Orange County. My entire life of knowing who Gwen Stefani even was was, ‘Is that the girl that holds the orange up in the video? Oh my god, she’s so hot, but why is she obsessed with this freaking orange, you know?'”
Blake says he does want to keep his music going even though he’s not in its full throttle today like he was when he started. He offered, “I wanna keep my music side of what I do alive from now til they fire me — fans fire me. The TV stuff’s fun, and it’s been great for me, and it has actually helped pour over into my music.”
He added, “I’ve pulled an audience from TV that maybe didn’t even know who I was, probably didn’t know who I was when I started on The Voice, and it’s kind of been the thing that took me to a different level in my career, and I love that.”