Shelton, Stefani to Perform “Happy Anywhere” on TODAY
Tickets on Sale Now for Shelton’s Encore Drive-In Nights Concert Special (7/25)
Whether he’s in the hills of Hollywood for The Voice or relaxing on the rolling plains in his home state of Oklahoma, Blake Shelton proves that he can be content if his partner is by his side in his new single “Happy Anywhere.” The loving, feel-good tune written by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins once again teams Shelton up with his real-life love, Gwen Stefani. “Happy Anywhere” is due this Friday, July 24 and will impact country radio immediately. The song will make its TV debut on release day during the 8:00 a.m. hour of Shelton’s appearance on the TODAY Summer 2020 Citi Music Series (NBC).
“Even though Gwen and I just had a single out we decided that, under the circumstances, this year… man, there’s never been a better time for ‘Happy Anywhere,’” Shelton said. “We’ve all been in quarantine and lockdown, and hopefully we’ve been doing that with somebody that we really love and enjoy being around. That’s what happened with Gwen and me this summer – and this entire year.”
“Happy Anywhere” follows Shelton and Stefani’s Platinum-selling, multi-week chart-topper “Nobody But You.” Shelton’s 27th career No. 1, the “soaring power ballad” (Rolling Stone) has achieved nearly 150 million streams to date and more than 1.3 million track equivalents. The duet, featured on his massive Fully Loaded: God’s Country album, launched to No.1 on the iTunes country chart upon release and skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard Country Streaming Songs chart. The duo performed the song on the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, a collaboration that Billboard described as “Shelton and Stefani [showering] the Staples Center with endless love.”
This summer, Shelton is spreading love another way: he recently announced that he will partner with Encore Drive-In Nights to host a one-night-only concert event on July 25. The experience will include cinematic interviews with and all-new performances from the entertainer as well as special guests Stefani and Trace Adkins. Tickets are on sale now (HERE). Said Shelton: “This is such a great way to enjoy music with your family and friends and stay safe. I’m excited we’re getting the chance to perform a concert for fans, and we’re going to go back and play old hits like ‘Austin,’ newer songs like ‘God’s Country’ and we might even introduce something brand new! So fill up those popcorn tubs and get ready for some country music.”
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Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His new single “Happy Anywhere” featuring Gwen Stefani arrives everywhere July 24 and follows their previous smash hit, “Nobody But You.” The duet reached the top of the country radio charts for multiple weeks, marking his 27th career No.1. The track has accumulated nearly of 150 million streams and more than one million track equivalents, debuting at No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes Songs chart. “Nobody But You” made its TV debut on the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, where Shelton was also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his smash “God’s Country.” One of the fastest country songs in 2019 to reach one million track equivalents, the 2x Platinum “God’s Country” also earned the 2019 CMA Award for Single of the Year and most recently received three 2020 ACM Awards nominations for Single, Song and Video of the Year, with Shelton receiving an additional nod for Music Event of the Year for “Dive Bar” with Garth Brooks. The track remained No. 1 on country radio for a multi-week run and marked his 16th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Both tracks are featured on Fully Loaded: God’s Country, which was Shelton’s seventh and most recent album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
An advocate for country music past and present, the Platinum-selling entertainer recently wrapped his headlining Friends and Heroes tour (with very special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Adkins), with remaining dates to resume in March 2021. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a seven-time champion, most recently with his contestant Todd Tilghman. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with locations currently in Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando.