It’s no secret that country music star Blake Shelton is in love with fellow artist and The Voice judge Gwen Stefani. The two constantly share photos to social media, poke fun at one another on The Voice, and attend one red carpet award after another together.
But in a recent interview with The Tennessean, Shelton got serious.
The fifty-year-old singer, gushing over his relationship with Stefani, 43, credited God for keeping their relationship strong and steady.
“I believe in God now more than I ever have in my life,” he shared. “The biggest part of that is just how [Gwen] came into my life and now our relationship.”
The couple has been together for the last four years, coming together after they both went through public divorces. Shelton shared with The Tennessean that it was God who brought them together, after enduring separate, but similar pain.
“If you take God out of it, it doesn’t make sense. If you put God into it, everything that’s happened with us makes sense,” Shelton added.
He also shared that because of Stefani’s influence, he started attending church services on the regular. It has inspired the star to “turn a page” in his life.
The CMA winner also shared that Stefani convinced him to begin attending church regularly. This inspired him to “turn a page” in his life, he told the outlet.
Earlier this year, Shelton released a song called “God’s Country” with powerful lyrics and an even more powerful backstory.
The lyrics are as follows: “Jesus got a tight grip on my soul and he ain’t letting go, he ain’t letting go/ The devil reaches out but he can’t grab hold because Jesus got a tight grip on my soul/ Might have a little rust on my halo/ But when I’m gone I know where I’ll go.”
Shelton told The Tennessean he was driving around his ranch looking to clear some brush when his producer Scott Hendricks sent him some new songs. When he heard “God’s Country,” he knew he had to record it.
In an interview with The Tennessean, he shared the powerful moment when he heard the sample of “God’s Country” for the first time.
“It was the most shocking moment I’ve had in my 20 years of doing this,” Shelton explained.
“I was in a place that I consider to be God’s country doing the thing that makes me feel the most connected to God, which is working on the land. I heard that song, and I had one of those moments that you hear people talk about … where they say they pulled over on the side of the highway and listened. I literally had that moment.”