Blake Shelton‘s vows to Gwen Stefani for their wedding ceremony were a song, one that the whole world might soon get to hear. The Oklahoma native reveals he has recorded the romantic tune, and would consider releasing it in the future.
“I think it’s something I want to share because I’m really proud of it,” Shelton tells SiriusXM’s Storme Warren of the song, which he wrote with hit tunesmith Craig Wiseman. “To me, a marriage, a ceremony, you’re not keeping it private when you get married to somebody. You’re announcing to the world, ‘Hey, this is my wife, just so everybody knows.’ That’s why we wear these rings. This is where we’re together now. And I feel that way about the song. It’s for me something that I want people to hear and know, because I’m proud to be married to Gwen and so proud of that song.”
Shelton wrote the song at the insistence of their good friend, and wedding officiant, Carson Daly, who encouraged them to make their vows personal.
“He came to us and said, ‘Okay, you guys have to have some responsibilities here,'” Shelton recounts. “And one of them was to write our vows … When it started getting like two weeks away, she was like, ‘Oh my God, let’s just not do that. Let’s just have the repeat after me stuff.’ And Carson was adamant about, ‘No, you’re a songwriter, you can do this.’ And right up until the night before, she was working on hers and it was incredible. I still haven’t even seen a video of our wedding yet. So I can’t remember all the things she said, but she had them written down and she had a hard time getting through them. I had a hard time trying to get through what she said also.”
Shelton decided to do his vows in a song, enlisting Wiseman to help bring his ideas to life.
“As soon as I knew that that’s what we were going to do, I started trying to write a song because that’s kind of the opposite of what she would have expected me to do,” Shelton shares. “I’m to the point where I just don’t write that many songs anymore. It’s just like pulling teeth for me and something she’s always on my case about it. She just beats me up about it constantly about I should write. And so I started writing this song and I could only get so far with it, ’cause I didn’t want it to just be something for that moment. I wanted it to be something that was bigger, and I saw I needed help.”
Shelton credits Wiseman with helping him finish the romantic tune, which turned out exactly the way he wanted it.
“He really helped me because, when it comes to structuring something that I feel like you can stand the test of time, that’s what Craig is great at,” says the singer. “I wanted it to be something like that. And so he really helped me get something that I wouldn’t be embarrassed about. I wanted something broad, but also specific to Gwen. And so that’s what I did. She didn’t know I was going to do that.
“I surprised her with the song, and we actually just recorded the song here in Nashville,” he adds. “I don’t know what, or when, we’re going to do something with it, but it’s something that I wanted to have a recording of, no matter what.”