Stefani finally got the chance to perform at the Opry in person this year. Shelton, who is an Opry member, performed during a Voice-themed night that also featured past contestants Jake Hoot, Todd Tilghman, and Wendy Moten.
Partway through his set, Shelton referred to a performance that was long overdue. That’s when he started singing his and Stefani’s first #1 country duet, “Nobody but You.”
Stefani surprised the packed Opry house by strolling out onstage to sing her part of the song. The audience went wild, and gave her a standing ovation.
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After the performance, Stefani said, “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.”
Stefani and Shelton went on to sing their second #1 country collaboration, “Happy Anywhere.” The crowd gave Stefani another standing ovation before she left the stage.
Shelton said he was “absolutely beside [himself]” after seeing the crowd’s warm response to Stefani’s onstage Opry debut. “Congratulations @gwenstefani on not one but TWO standing ovations for your Grand Ole @Opry stage debut!!!! That was an incredible moment to witness,” he said.
I am absolutely beside myself right now… Congratulations @gwenstefani on not one but TWO standing ovations for your Grand Ole @Opry stage debut!!!! That was an incredible moment to witness. pic.twitter.com/A7ZLmjszrb
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) September 11, 2022
Stefani later reflected on her “perfect” experience at the Opry and posted a slideshow of photos from that day. The caption read:
“a perfect night at the @opry…i’m so honored to have performed on such a legendary stage…plus @blakeshelton is the perfect duet partner…thx for having us nashville.”
Look below to see the photos Stefani shared from her day at the Opry. We’re glad she had a wonderful time!