The efficiency marked the “Cool” singer and the nation star’s first collaboration
Gwen Stefani and Carly Pearce was the crossover we by no means knew we wanted!
At Sunday’s CMT Music Awards in Austin, Texas, Stefani and Pearce joined forces for a enjoyable, high-energy efficiency of the No Doubt hit “Only a Lady.”
Stefani, 53, opened the efficiency, donning a white mini costume with purple polka dots and matching gloves, black heels, fishnet tights, a pearl necklace and two buns in her hair.
She was joined by Pearce within the second verse, who wore an all-black look full with a corset and enormous bow on the aspect. The 2 musicians hugged one another after singing Stefani’s 1995 hit.
Forward of the ceremony, Pearce, 32, spoke to CMT concerning the efficiency and her relationship with Stefani. “She clearly is married to Blake [Shelton], which I have been on tour just a few occasions with him, and we have gotten to know one another and struck up an unlikely friendship,” she stated. “She requested me to do that as a result of we actually are pals exterior of this.”
“She is such a real artist and such a songwriter,” continued Pearce. “I really feel like we have actually bonded over the songwriting, and I am such a fan.”
The efficiency marked Stefani’s debut on the award present. She final appeared on the present in 2020 alongside husband Blake Shelton, nonetheless, to simply accept their win for collaborative video of the yr for his or her track “No one However You.”
In the meantime, Pearce is nominated for efficiency of the yr alongside Ashley McBryde and LeAnn Rimes. She can also be nominated for feminine video of the yr for her track “What He Did not Do.”
Pearce re-released her album 29: Written in Stone with reside recordings in music metropolis in March.
The album featured her hit track “By no means Wished to Be That Lady” with McBryde, which earned the nation star her first Grammy in February.
As for Stefani, she joined Shelton onstage earlier this week at his live performance in Buffalo, New York, for a efficiency of their collaborations “No one However You” and “Completely happy Wherever.”
Since their collaborations, Stefani has change into extra concerned within the nation music scene. In September, she marked her in-person debut on the Grand Ole Opry. In between songs, Stefani thanked the gang for the nice and cozy welcome.
“I am so nervous, I am so excited, that is a kind of issues that you do not dream about for those who’re me — after which unexpectedly I am right here with Blake Shelton,” the singer stated. “It is a miracle, I am so grateful, thanks a lot.”
The rock star additionally bought a standing ovation from the gang after every track — which prompted Shelton to share how proud he felt on social media.
“I’m completely beside myself proper now… Congratulations @gwenstefani on not one however TWO standing ovations in your Grand Ole @opry stage debut!!!! That was an unbelievable second to witness,” the “No Physique” singer wrote.
The 2023 CMT Music Awards will air reside on CBS at 8 p.m. ET, and can also be accessible to stream reside and on demand on Paramount+.