Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are reportedly working on a “real country” duet, an industry insider told People. According to the source, the song is a ballad about one lover telling another to leave the relationship if that’s what they want, though neither of the singers’ representatives offered a comment.
The source also said that “It’s amazing how good she sounds on a pretty country song…And it sure is good to hear Blake singing real country again.” Whatever he or she meant by “real country”, it’s safe to say they are not a fan of Blake’s recent trend of song selections.
Shelton and Stefani met as co-hosts of NBC’s reality singing competition The Voice. They confirmed their romantic relationship together only a few months after Shelton divorced fellow country star Miranda Lambert and Stefani divorced fellow rock star Gavin Rossdale.
The pair must have had a pretty quick change of heart, particularly Shelton. Earlier in the year, when asked if he’d ever jam with Stefani, Shelton said, “I don’t know musically what Gwen and I would probably ever have in common [laughs]. Pharrell and I probably have a lot musically in common…I don’t ever see Gwen and I sitting down and writing songs.”
What a difference a few months makes.
No word on a possible release for the song yet, but my money is on the pair debuting it on The Voice. The show — which is really more about the judges than the contestants anyway — has garnered a pretty strong country following thanks to the success of “Team Blake,” and when has reality TV ever shied away from a chance to broadcast drama?
The couple was most recently out in public at the 49th CMA Awards telecast in Nashville, where Blake performed the lighthearted single “Gonna” opposite of Miranda Lambert’s searing and emotional performance of “Bathroom Sink.”