Country singer Blake Shelton and his partner, Gwen Stefani, performed a sweet version of their duet ‘Happy Anywhere’ on the ACM Awards on Wednesday, September 16. The couple sang in front of a green screen, which depicted a virtual version of the Bluebird Cafe in Los Angeles.
Before starting the song, Shelton apologized that he and Stefani couldn’t be in Tennessee to perform in person.
“Hey guys, Blake here, and I hope everyone out there is doing their best to stay healthy. Gwen and I wish that we could be in Nashville tonight, but we couldn’t. But through the magic of television, voila! Welcome back to the Bluebird Cafe, everybody,” he said.
You can watch a small clip of the duet below:
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) September 17, 2020
Even though Shelton couldn’t be there, he didn’t walk away empty handed. He was nominated for four awards and won Single of the Year for ‘God’s Country.’ Click here for the full list of winners.
“Holy cow, Single of the Year! This is a complete shock and an absolute honor. Thank you to my management and thank you to the fans and thank you Gwen Stefani for continuing to encourage me to keep doing this and keep trying and being my inspiration,” he said while accepting the award.
Though Shelton and Stefani claim to be ‘Happy Together,’ as source has told Us Weekly that things between the longtime lovers have been a bit rocky. “They feel suffocated and stressed. They’re both stretched to the limit,” revealed the source.
The couple has been quarantining together and recently moved into a $13.2 million mansion in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles — which has also contributed to their high levels of stress. “Friends say this move has turned into a nightmare,” the Us insider said. “This is the toughest period they’ve had so far without a doubt.”
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