Blake Shelton Announces ‘Purple Irises’ Duet With Gwen Stefani

New music is coming from Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani! The couple, who previously released “Nobody but You,” “Happy Anywhere,” “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” and “You Make It Feel LIke Christmas,” will return later this week with another collaboration, this one seemingly on a new Stefani project.

Shelton announced the news on social media, with a retro, throwback photo, revealing the song would be released on February 9.

Shelton recently retweeted a post by Stefani, teasing the new song. The couple, who wed in 2021 after dating for six years, have remained each other’s biggest fans and cheerleaders in their respective careers.

“Songwriting is her favorite thing to do, and she happens to be exceptionally talented at it,” Shelton said when Stefani received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “If you take a look at Gwen’s discography over the years, from the early days in No Doubt to her solo records, there’s one common denominator on 99 percent of the songs — Gwen Stefani is the songwriter.”


“Gwen has blessed a lot of people’s lives with her songwriting talent, in more ways than one,” he continued. “I know firsthand that it takes a lot of people to make a hit record, but none of this would have ever happened without Gwen Stefani, the songwriter.”

Shelton and Stefani also sang “Love Is Alive” from A Tribute to The Judds, an album of reimagined songs honoring The Judds‘ legacy.

“The Judds are one of the greatest country acts of our lifetime,” Shelton said at the time. “’80s country music is my favorite decade, and I’ve been singing Judd songs for as long as I can remember. ‘‘Love Is Alive’ was on their first album, and we wanted to stick pretty close to the original version, and Gwen just nails the vocal. We’re thrilled to be part of this tribute album.”

“I have always admired The Judds, and I am so thrilled to be part of this album,” added Stefani. “‘Love Is Alive’ is an iconic track and performing the song with Blake is a perfect way to honor their timeless discography.”

Shelton recently announced he was hosting an All for the Hall in Oklahoma on March 30, to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame. He will be joined by Ronnie DunnWade Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, The Swon Brothers and more.

“I can’t think of a better place than Oklahoma for the next All for the Hall show,” Shelton said when announcing the event. “Oklahoma and country music are synonymous, and members of the Country Music Hall of Fame include some of our most iconic stars, from Ronnie Dunn to Garth, Reba and Vince Gill, to name a few. I’m thrilled to be hosting this show in my home state!”

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