Shelton opened the performance solo, poised on stage with just a guitar in hand as he sang the first verse. Stefani then emerged from the side of the stage in a gorgeous ball gown of white tool adorned with jewels of red flowers and hearts, offering an impassioned performance of the duet.
“I don’t wanna live without you/I don’t wanna even breathe/I don’t wanna dream about you/Wanna wake up with you next to me,” they sang facing one another, their voices sounding strong and beautiful. They sang the final chorus holding hands, Shelton ending the set by bowing to Stefani.
The performance followed a poignant tribute led by host Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men singing the trio’s hit “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye” in honor of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday (Jan. 26).
“Nobody But You” is one of five new tracks on Shelton’s latest compilation album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country that also includes several of his hits singles such as the title track “God’s Country,” “A Guy With a Girl” and “Turnin’ Me On.”