Country megastar Blake Shelton was tasked to write his own vows when he married rocker Gwen Stefani, but instead of the traditional pledge to love and honor his wife, he put his feelings into song.
Now fans of the country and rock couple can hear the heartfelt tribute Shelton wrote for Stefani.
Shelton released “We Can Reach the Stars,” the song he wrote to profess his love for Stefani.
He also shared a portion of the song on Instagram, saying he is “really honored to be with @gwenstefani. That’s why we got married in the first place. That’s why we wear rings... because we want everyone to know. I’m thrilled to share this song with the world.”
Shelton credits Carson Daly, who officiated the wedding, for encouraging the songwriters to pen their own vows.
Daly responded to an Instagram post where Shelton said he and Stefani “decided” they were going to write their vows.
“You didn’t decide to!” Daly wrote. “I forced you to. Thank Jesus too, yielded the best wedding moment & a hit song! You should buy me a tracker w the royalties cowboy.”
“At the wedding, Gwen starts and when wrote this (speech) saying ‘since I was a little girl ... blah blah blah’ and she crushes [it],” Daly shared on the “Today” show, according to Entertainment Tonight. “Not a dry eye in the church... It was so perfect that I said to Blake when she was done, ‘Top that, buddy.’”
Shelton then said, according to Daly, “Gwen has always given me a hard time about not writing enough songs, so I wrote a song.”
Stefani and Shelton started dating in 2015 after working together on “The Voice,” E! News reported. They got married on July 3 surrounded by family at Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma, Entertainment Tonight reported.
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