Why Blake Shelton Will Not Write Songs With Gwen Stefani Anymore

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Blake Shelton’s wife, Gwen Stefani, appeared on DJ Khaled’s The First One podcast in March 2021 to explain how the country star fits into her songwriting process.

During the interview, Stefani, explained that she was used to writing with a group of people while performing with her band, No Doubt. Now, as a solo artist, it is still essential for her to collaborate. 


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“He [Shelton] has a really good ear for hits, or just songs that are just the ones that we all like,” Stefani explained. “So I definitely lean on him a lot.”

Still, while Stefani values Shelton’s opinion, she explained that the two no longer write together as a couple. Previously, the two have written three songs together, including a Christmas song.

“I wish he would write with me, but he doesn’t really write anymore,” Stefani admitted. 


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While Shelton has an excellent ear for music, Stefani admits that he does not have a passion for songwriting. The “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” singer also jokingly admits that his lack of interest in collaboration makes her “mad.” Stefani stated:

“But he just doesn’t like writing that much. It makes me so mad.”

Even though he doesn’t like to write much, he has  still had a hand in writing their first ever duet together, “Go Ahead And Break My Heart.”

“When I originally started writing this song that we’re performing tonight, I was only trying to impress Gwen,” Blake said prior to their The Voice performance on May 9, 2016. “I started this song and wrote about half of it and sent it to her and she wrote the other half of it. It was just kind of something for she and I to help us feel better about what we were going through.”

Watch Gwen’s full interview in the video below.

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