Shelton said that the song is one of the “most fun” tracks that he has been apart of, Stefani even admitted that the song is one that just makes you smile.
“You know, ‘Happy Anywhere’ has got to be one of the most fun songs that I’ve ever had a chance to record and the actual recording process was a blast. Listening to it afterwards was a blast,” Shelton said. “I had a moment where Gwen told me, “You know, there’s something about this song that just makes you smile.” And it doesn’t hurt that it has Happy in the title.”
Shelton told PEOPLE that the song was written before their previous duet “Nobody But You” but that they wanted to wait to release it until the time was right.
“‘Nobody But You’ was a big song for us, but we actually recorded ‘Happy Anywhere’ before that. We were waiting for the right time to release it, and I knew that time was now,” he says. “We’re all still socially distancing, so there’s no better time to be happy anywhere with the person or people you love. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are — as long as you’re with them, you’re happy.”
The song was co-written by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins.
“Happy Anywhere” follows his latest single which is another duet with Stefani titled “Nobody But You.” Their previously releases duet “Nobody But You” quickly went No. 1, marking Stefani’s first No. 1 country single and Shelton’s 27th No. 1.
The couple will perform on NBC’s TODAY Summer 2020 Citi Music Series this morning (July 24) for the television debut of the song.
On Saturday (July 25), Shelton, his superstar girlfriend Stefani, Trace Adkins and Parmalee, will be performing an exclusive drive-in concert that will be aired in drive-in theaters across the United States and Canada. The one-night event will be hosted by Encore Live, featuring brand-new performances that were filmed to only air at the drive-in. The concert will also include interviews and some storytelling the the artists. Tickets will cost $114.99 per vehicle, limiting each vehicle to four guests. Tickets are on-sale now HERE.
An advocate for country music past and present, the Platinum-selling entertainer recently wrapped his headlining Friends and Heroes tour (with very special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Adkins), with remaining dates to resume in March 2021. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a seven-time champion, most recently with his contestant Todd Tilghman. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with locations currently in Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando.