Gwen Stefani and “Cowboy” Blake Shelton

Don't Expect a Country Album From Her

If you’ve been dating a country singer for almost a year and a half, is the inevitable country album sure to follow?

Not from Gwen Stefani.

She and Blake Shelton are doing just fine, and she told Extra that she is in “a really good, peaceful, grateful place right here” with their relationship.

But that doesn’t mean her rock roots are going to go away and she’s going to turn into something she’s not.

“I don’t have a country album, no, absolutely no. I have a country playlist that I’m learning,” Stefani said.

“It’s interesting, I’ve learned a lot about country music in the last couple of years. I got to write with (Shelton), which was a dream, like beyond a dream. … We have this song together. It was like, ’Oh, my gosh, we wrote a song together over email — it’s kinda cool,'” she said.

According to Extra, even though Shelton made no mention of Valentine’s Day on Twitter, Stefani said she received flowers.

“I was like, ’Wait, who are these from? Maybe the cowboy sent them to me,'” she said. “They’re from the cowboy.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.