Bundled up in camouflage and hanging out around a campfire at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch, the real-life couple first served up a round of Shelton’s signature barroom humor. Admitting that he’s been drinking all day and figures that’s what the rest of the country is doing, too, Stefani didn’t miss a beat, replying “Not me” as she set a recently-emptied glass on a nearby table. But their performance of “Nobody But You” was just as intoxicating.
Looking into each other’s eyes as they sang in electric harmony, the pair delivered a gripping anthem about love so strong it could even overcome the end of the world.
A fitting sentiment for the moment, since the at-home performance was part of a show taking the place of the postponed 55th ACM Awards, put off until September 16 due to coronavirus concerns. With Shelton’s gruff drawl melting into Stefani’s sugar sweet warble, the track seemed to prove that opposites really do attract.