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March 22, 2021

Gwen Stefani Reveals How She Feels about ACM Award Nomination Alongside Fiancé Blake Shelton

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Gwen Stefani recently spoke about her collaborations with Blake Shelton and said she was still reeling from the nomination she received for the now-famous duet.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's duet, "Nobody But You," was nominated for an Academy of Country Music Awards. On "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Stefani talked about her country music success.

The singer said she had only hopped on a couple of Shelton's songs, which she considered an honor. She admitted that she had never even dreamed of being part of Shelton's number one radio hits.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton at Warner Bros. Studios on August 13, 2019 in Burbank, California | Photo: Getty Images

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INSPIRATIONAL AND EXCITING

"To be on a song that goes number one in a genre that I have no business being part of, twice, and now up for these awards, it's pretty monumental and exciting and unexpected," Stefani told DeGeneres.

For her work with Shelton, Stefani earned her first ACM nomination last month. In October, the couple was given the 2020 CMT Music Award for best collaborative video for the song.

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SHE CONTINUES TO LEARN

Stefani expressed a desire to continue learning about country music with the help of her fiancé. According to her, the genre has a vibrant writing community that she regards so highly.

Her opinion is that people nowadays can put out music and write at the same time.

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On April 18, CBS will air the 2021 ACM Awards live from the Bluebird Cafe, Grand Ole Opry House, and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The show will also stream live and on-demand via Paramount+. 

REFLECTING ON HER MUSIC ROOTS

Recently, Stefani spoke to Zane Lowe of Apple Music about her new single, "Slow Clap," and talked about her musical roots, which go back to her ska-rock band dating back to the '80s.

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It's hard to believe No Doubt was around so long ago, Stefani said of singing with the band. She added that she didn't know what the future would hold with that.

She also shared her thoughts on her music writing in the present day, comparing it to earlier phases of her career. Her opinion is that people nowadays can put out music and write at the same time.

Kingston Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, and Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale at the World Premiere of "UglyDolls" on April 27, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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MANNING THE HOUSE

Stefani and Shelton split their time between their enormous Los Angeles pad and Shelton's Oklahoma country house. For a city dweller like Stefani, it was different from being quarantined on a ranch.

The "Hollaback Girl" singer said to DeGeneres that she is caring for chores such as cooking, cleaning, homeschooling, and doing laundry while also managing the household.

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