Gwen Stefani Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut Alongside Blake Shelton
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The Voice coach Gwen Stefani delivered her first-ever performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville over the weekend, alongside her husband and fellow coach Blake Shelton. He later tweeted about Stefani’s appearance, sharing that she received two standing ovations.
Gwen Stefani Performs at the Grand Ole Opry
In a clip shared by Shelton on Twitter, he and Stefani can be seen standing on stage while the crowd cheered. Shelton welcomed his wife to the venue, and then she hugged him. Stefani wore a glittery pink dress for the occasion.
“I am absolutely beside myself right now…” Shelton wrote to accompany the video. “Congratulations @gwenstefani on not one by TWO standing ovations for your Grand Ole @Opry stage debut!!!! That was an incredible moment to witness.”
The couple, who got married last year, performed their duets “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.” Shelton became a member of the Grand Ole Opry back in 2010, inducted by Trace Adkins.
Stefani admitted to the crowd that she was “so nervous” and “so excited,” adding, “This is one of those things you don’t dream about if you’re me. Then all of a sudden, I’m up here with Blake Shelton. It’s a miracle. I’m so grateful. Thank you so much.”
Other The Voice Artists Also Performed
Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry show also featured performances from three other The Voice stars — Season 21 runner-up Wendy Moten, Season 17 winner Jake Hoot, and Season 18 winner Todd Tilghman. Like Stefani, this was Tilghman’s Grand Ole Opry debut.
“If I could tell you what last night was like, believe me, I would,” Tilghman wrote on Instagram after the performance. “And I would adequately express my gratitude to all of you, if there was only a way I could.”
Stefani and Shelton will both be returning to The Voice as coaches for Season 22, which premieres Monday, September 19 on NBC. They’ll be joined by fellow returning coach John Legend and new coach Camila Cabello.