Gwen Stefani is starting her Las Vegas residency later this month with her Just A Girl show at the Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, and in a recent interview, she hinted that this could be the end of her musical journey. Could she be quitting music to settle down with Blake Shelton?
In her latest interview, Stefani says that she would be ok if this is her last run on stage.
“I always think it’s fine if I never do it again,” Stefani said about performing. “Then when I get on stage, I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I love this!’ I love my music, I love being up there. It’s my gift — it’s what I’m here for. I’m obviously at the end of my journey of being a musician.”
Stefani went on to explain that she has been in the music business for thirty years, and a Las Vegas show is a great way to express herself because she can perform her entire musical catalog that defines every period of her life – the crises and the joys. The 48-year-old added that she had to have all of her songs for the Vegas show, so, creatively, she couldn’t have done it sooner.
According to Hollywood Life, Stefani stopped short of saying she is quitting music to be with her boyfriend, but she is satisfied with her long, successful career. The mom of three also said that Shelton is extremely supportive, and he also motivates her.
Stefani’s Las Vegas residency begins on June 27th, and fans can expect to hear her old hits in addition to some new songs about her man. She says that Shelton is obviously her best friend, so she is bouncing stuff off him constantly, and there will be a bunch of songs about him in the show.
As for the Just A Girl title for her residency, Stefani says that if you knew her or saw how she grew up, she is exactly the same person she has always been. And, when she wrote Just A Girl at the age of 25, she was going to college and living with her parents, and her message was that she was a girl from Anaheim who has never been anything else. And, the song is still relevant and works 20 years later.
Congrats 🎉🍾🎈 to my favorite❤️ @blakeshelton For taking home the biggest honor of the night, Video of the Year, for "I'll Name the Dogs." He also took home Male Video of the Year — his 10th win in that category!!! #cmt #cmtawards #soproudtoknowu #sorryiwasntthere😢 #vegasrehearsals🤯😰 #justagirl @planethollywood Gx
While Stefani prepares to start her residency, Shelton enjoyed a great night at the 2018 CMT Awards this week. He won the award for Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for his hit I’ll Name The Dogs. He also performed Turnin’ Me On for the crowd at the Nashville Bridgestone Arena.
Because she was busy with rehearsals, Gwen Stefani was not able to attend the awards show with Blake Shelton, but she did retweet several posts to show her support.