Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were chillaxing with President Barack Obama recently.
Well, maybe not like best friends, but they went to the White House State Dinner on October 18 to perform.
The country-pop duo sang “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” a song they wrote together. As they sang, they glared at each other. Shelton’s back is to the camera yet his voice still cuts through as much as Stefani’s, whose face you can see. Eventually, Stefani went solo and performed on her own.
“I only started the song to impress her,” he told Ellen DeGeneres. “To be like, ‘Hey, I’m writing a song about you.’ I sent it to her, and then she wrote the other half of the song. I was like, ‘Oh, she just one-upped me.’”
“When we wrote the song, we never saw it going there,” he said. “I don’t know that we ever really saw it going anywhere.”
These two haven’t been together long, so they were a bit uncertain as to whether they should release so early during their relationship. Then they proverbially said, “Ah, what the heck.”
“We were at a point where it’s like, ‘Do we want to go there? What will people think?’” he says. “And then we finally just got to the point where it’s like, ‘You know what? I don’t give a s**t.’”
“Go Ahead and Break My Heart” is on Shelton’s recent album, “If I’m Honest.” The meaning of the song is about thinking your relationship is too good to be true.
Shelton is a longtime coach on NBC’s The Voice, and Stefani will be rejoining him this coming spring.
Blake Shelton on tour
In addition to being a coach on The Voice, Shelton tours around the country, playing for his adoring fans. He recently announced that he’ll be joining Luke Bryan at the third annual Crash My Playa music event.
The CMP event is where fans get to hear four nights of music, one night headlined by Shelton, two nights from Bryan, and one night from an artist that he still hasn’t named.
Some people call Bryan Little Blake Shelton — they have many similarities, like their height, sense of humor, and of course their music. They’ve even hosted the ACM Awards together for three years.
“One thing Luke and I both know how to do is bring a good time,” Shelton said in a press release. “I’m excited to join him in bringing some country music to the beaches of Mexico.”
After performing for the president, Shelton shouldn’t have to worry about playing this festival. Even though there will be unlimited food and drink and probably plenty of raucus people, Big Shelton and Little Shelton should be able to handle themselves.
“Crash My Playa has become one of my favorite times of the year, and I couldn’t be more fired up that one of my best buds is gonna join us in 2017,” Bryan says. “When the two of us are in the same place, you never know what can happen, but I can promise you, it will be a fun time!”