Country music fans just got an early holiday gift, because Blake Shelton’s upcoming album includes a new duet with Gwen Stefani. You’ll still have to wait a little longer to hear the track — Shelton’s album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country, doesn’t drop until Dec. 13. But the country music superstar just revealed a few details about the track with his longtime love to tide fans over for the next week or so.
First piece of intel? The song’s title! Shelton shared that the duet is titled “Nobody But You.” And, interestingly, it didn’t originally include Stefani. “This was one of those songs where the more I heard it, the more I fell in love with it. I also realized how important it is for me and where I am in my life, and I think that’s why [writer] Shane [McAnally] was trying to get to me,” Shelton said, adding, “It fits my story. I was about to go in and record when I decided that it needed Gwen on it — because it is our song. I think it’s magic.”
If that doesn’t make you swoon, what Shelton told Nashville Lifestyles about the romantic track surely will. “The song is not a fairytale, but at the same time it’s the most epic, earth-rattling love song I’ve heard in a long time, because the lyrics are so honest and just say how it is,” he said, admitting the lyrics are “so on point” for the couple’s relationship.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Shelton and Stefani have collaborated musically. In 2016, they had a duet with “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.” And in 2017, Stefani featured Shelton on her holiday song “You Make Me Feel Like Christmas.” But considering recent comments Shelton has made about their four-year relationship, it’s hard to imagine him not having included Stefani on this particular (spiritually charged) album.
“I believe in God now more than I ever have in my life. The biggest part of that is just how [Gwen] came into my life and now our relationship,” Shelton admitted to The Tennessean. “It’s just too weird. If you take God out of it, it doesn’t make sense. If you put God into it, everything that’s happened with us makes sense.”
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