Country superstar Blake Shelton sat down with SiriusXM’s Storme Warren on The Highway early Thursday morning (July 29) to discuss the writing process behind the song he wrote for his wife, Gwen Stefani, and to share that he will be releasing the romantic ballad.
After six long years together, the award-winning megastar decided to call in Craig Wiseman to help pen a heartwarming track to incorporate into his wedding vows. During the intimate ceremony on July 3, the “God’s Country” singer brought his closest family and friends to tears with his unreleased single, “Reach The Star.”
While the final product created quite a positive stir among country music fans, Shelton confessed that it was a challenging project to take on. “I started trying to write a song because that’s kind of the opposite of what she would have expected me to do. I’m to the point where I just don’t write that many songs anymore,” the star told Warren during the exclusive interview on SiriusXM.
“It’s just like pulling teeth for me and something she’s always on my case about. So, I started writing this song, and I can 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. So, I called Craig Wiseman. I said, ‘Craig, you got to help me with this thing. Like, I’m not joking around here.'”
When the two got to work, Shelton was open and transparent about his primary goal. “I wanted something broad, and also specific to Gwen. So, that’s what I did,” he adds.
During the conversational interview, the beloved country star confirmed that he previously recorded “Reach The Star” in a studio in Nashville. “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.”
Radio host, Storme Warren sparked an interesting dialogue about the hard decision on whether or not to keep the song private or to release the potential top-charting hit to the public. Shelton quickly responded with a confident answer.
“I think it’s something I want to share because I’m really proud of it. 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,” says Shelton. “I feel that way about the song. For me, It’s something I want people to hear and know because I’m proud to be married to Gwen and so proud of that song.”
Shelton, 45, and No Doubt singer, Stefani, 51, exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony in front of their closest family and friends on July 3. The elegant Carson Daly-officiated ceremony took place inside a chapel on Shelton’s ranch, built exclusively for the superstar couple to say their “I Do’s.”
Shelton and Stefani got engaged back in late October 2020 in Shelton’s hometown of Oklahoma. They first met as coaches on NBC’s The Voice in 2014, following both of their public breakups. The superstar couple began dating in November 2015, just a year after working together as coaches on The Voice.
The couple has gone on to release four duets together throughout their relationship thus far, including “Nobody But You,” “Happy Anywhere” and more.