All eyes were on Blake Shelton on his 40th birthday in 2016. He played at the music festival Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colorado and surprised everyone with a special guest, his girlfriend Gwen Stefani!
THIS PART WAS SO CUTE BLAKE pic.twitter.com/9wNK12TsdH
— M (@maddclaire19) June 19, 2016
They performed their duet “Go Ahead And Break My Heart” for the 40,000 person crowd just before Stefani shocked the crowd with her song “Hella Good.”
Everyone was loving it, especially Shelton.
“I possibly witnessed the coolest and craziest thing of my life tonight,” he tweeted of the performance.
I possibly witnessed the coolest and craziest thing of my life tonight…. Thank you Colorado and @gwenstefani!!! Look up the videos!!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 19, 2016
After the fact, Shelton realized he maybe shouldn’t have let her sing solo on his stage.
While on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show, Chelsea, he spilled the beans about that performance and how he really feels about it.
“I’m doing my normal, you know, what I think is rockin’. Standing up there with my acoustic guitar in front of my stand and singing my songs,” he tells Handler. “I had my band work up one of her songs, ‘Hella Good.’ And I thought ‘Man, that’d be so cool to have her come out and surprise.’ It’s the worst thing I could have done because all it did was make me look terrible.”
Shelton told the crowd at Country Jam that he wished he was the type of artist that could rock, but he just isn’t. Instead, his birthday wish was to watch an artist that could, and out walked Stefani.
Right after Stefani’s “Hella Good” performance, he actually said to the audience, “What just happened?! I don’t know how I’m gonna follow that.” Even then Shelton knew it was a bad idea!
Watch him explain below.