Blake Shelton Talks About Gwen Stefani’s Influence On ‘Texoma Shore’
With their relationship strong as ever, it’s no question that they would impact one another’s music.
By Doug Lazy on November 2, 2017
Shelton told Taste of Country how Stefani influenced songs on his upcoming album, Texoma Shore.
Of “At the House,” he said:
“I was spending a lot of time this past summer out on Lake Texoma. There was one week in particular where it was just Gwen and I out there just basically hanging out. We finally had some time off, so we went out on the water every day, went back up to the house every night and just had one of the greatest times of my life. We were listening to this song and relating to it and realizing, ‘Man, this is one of those summers that we’re always going to remember.’”
Of course, “I’ll Name the Dogs” clearly was influenced by Stefani – two of her sons are featured in that music video, after all.
The one song that Shelton wrote for the album, “Turnin’ Me On,” was also written with Stefani in mind. He found inspiration when he was sitting in a bus alone with his guitar:
“I started playing a little melody that I was hearing in my head and next thing you know I started writing a song. I wrote a verse, then I wrote a chorus, then I realized it was going somewhere and I felt good about it. I’m super proud of it – and it’s not hard to figure out who this song is about.”
Texoma Shore is set to release Nov. 3.