Watch Gwen Stefani Make Her Grand Ole Opry Debut, From Oklahoma
Shelton, Trace Adkins and Dustin Lynch were the three promoted singers during the Saturday night show, but no one was surprised when Stefani appeared to sing (at about 34 minutes above). She and Shelton have been isolating together at his property in Oklahoma since the coronavirus pandemic locked everyone in and forced the cancelation of every tour and public gathering. "Nobody But You" was also a multi-week No. 1 for the pair.
Shelton appeared live for a conversation with Adkins and Lynch, but his performances were pre-recorded and of a higher quality. However, they did air live during the Grand Ole Opry's livestream and on the radio, thus making the debut official.
"Is this happening? Am I really on the Grand Ole Opry?" Stefani asks in the video above.
Shelton is a longstanding member of the Opry, and in welcoming her to the show he said they need to get her to the physical Grand Ole Opry house soon. The 50-year-old quickly agreed to be there.
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Shelton also performed "Ol Red" and "God's Country," while Adkins sang "Better Off" and "Tough People Do" as part of his set, the latter of which he recently re-recorded to reflect modern times. Lynch sang "Momma's House" for Mother's Day weekend and "Small Town Boy" as part of his set, and the show closed with Adkins singing "You're Gonna Miss This."
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