We’ve added highlights and links to the radio interviews that aired around the country this morning.
Gwen has been appearing on radio shows all over the country to promote “Used To Love You” and The Voice. These recent batch of interviews has had Gwen showing her vulnerable side and she has been opening up about her recent separation from Gavin Rossdale and the inspiration behind her new material that she has been writing.
Some of these interviews have also been a little cringe worthy to listen to due to the never-ending questions about her relationship with Blake Shelton and her understandable unwillingness to discuss it.
REAL 92.3 FM
She stopped by the REAL 92.3 studios last Monday and appeared on Big Boy’s morning show to talk about The Voice. He had her cracking up almost the whole time and it’s a pretty fun interview!
Dave and Jimmy
Gwen called into Dave and Jimmy this morning and while the interview started off great… it turned extremely awkward at the end. Gwen described her different hats while balancing being a mother and a rock star full time. She said it was incredible this past summer while playing on the weekend with No Doubt and coming home to her children Monday-Friday. She feels extremely blessed to have had been on the journey she’s been and still be releasing new music.
The interview became uncomfortable for everyone when the news of herself and Blake was brought up. She acknowledged how she’s been all over the media outlets with all of the rumors and said it doesn’t bother her as many may think. When Gwen was asked point blank whether they were an item or not, she said she didn’t want to answer and the phone interview was then abruptly over.
The Bert Show
Gwen says that she has no regrets about releasing “Used To Love You” and said that she didn’t feel like she couldn’t release other songs due to their angry nature. She feels like the new single is about forgiveness and acceptance and finds comfort knowing that it’s touched so many people. She confirms again that even though the divorce may seem fresh to everybody, she stresses there have been issues for quite some time, pointing out a major event this past February.
Now, Gwen says that she feels “really clear” and is living her life in the moment.
This morning, we’re hearing that her latest interview with Boston’s Mix 104.1 was unfortunately mostly centered about her new relationship status with fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton. The interview did have a few uncomfortable moments and the DJs didn’t want to let up on Gwen about Blake and caught her off guard. Gwen once again confirmed that she had no idea a “rep” came out and confirmed the relationship and called the whole statement “embarrassing.” When asked about the country ballad rumors, Gwen said, “…that, I cannot answer. But what I will say is, I canâ€™t believe how we live in a time where.. like, the internet is crazy! Anyone can just say anything, and it can become reality.”
She didn’t have time to talk much about her new music but she stressed how inspired she still is and says, “if I wasnâ€™t on the phone with you and I wasnâ€™t on a school run, I would be at the studio right now.” Gwen says that she still doesn’t have a release date for the album and didn’t mention anything about No Doubt recording new music either.
Being back on The Voice has put Gwen in a “new creative place” and credits being around such amazing people makes her feel ready to move on to a new chapter of her life. She said it’s an incredible feeling to be placed around certain people that have helped her through her “tough times” such as Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton.
You can listen to the full interview here courtesy of Mix 104.1.
Sadly, the majority of this interview is the DJs going back and forth with Gwen trying to pry information from her about her Blake and those “country ballad” rumors. Gwen does confirm that she’s not writing any country music at the moment and didn’t want to discuss “the B subject.”
Gwen was asked what her plans for Thanksgiving were and says that her family typically goes all-out for the holidays. She says she plans on cooking more this year since her former husband did the majority in past years.
The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show
Gwen asked if ever gets old hearing herself on the radio, she says that it never will. Her kids have been so supportive with “Used To Love You” and we’re freaking out alongside her when it was released and watched like the rest of us while it climbed on iTunes.
On going back into the studio, Gwen feels like it’s a source of release and joy for her during the “unexpected trauma” in her life. She finds writing to be a “silver lining” in her life and still finds validation in herself with her songwriting. She finds comfort in knowing her new single touches people.
Gwen addressed all the rumors going around and says that “people make up stuff” (referring to her “representative” confirming her and Blake’s relationship status). She finds it funny seeing herself all over the magazines but doesn’t like it when her children come home and ask her questions about some of the crazy headlines.
The DJs emphasize how much to Gwen that they would like her to return to The Voice next season instead of Christina Aguilera. Gwen agrees and jokes around that we should all petition to have her back for season 10.
After not being able to write for so long, Gwen calls it an incredible gift being able to channel herself after many years of disappointment. She always found it “traumatizing” going into the studio due to “expectations” others had of her besides her own. Gwen felt her confidence come back after writing her first song with Rick Nowels and felt good “organizing” her feelings.
When asked whom she would turn around for on The Voice between her fellow coaches, Gwen said more than likely she would turn for Pharrell Williams because of his unique voice that she’s always been a fan of.
The DJ brings up Blake and she calls the whole situation “embarrassing”. Gwen calls him a great friend and says that everyone on the show has been so supportive of her.
You can listen to the full interview here courtesy of Mix 107.9.
Gwen’s hyped-up interview with 103.7 KVIL aired this afternoon after clips have been surfacing over this past weekend. The interview itself is a little underwhelming and every single question seemed to be centered around Blake Shelton in one way or another.
When asked if Blake has been there for her, she says yes as well as many other people, including Pharrell Williams. She shares that he’s “said stuff to me that changed my life forever.”
Gwen says she’s gone out a lot more lately and is having a lot of fun.
You can listen to the full interview here courtesy of 103.7 KVIL.
JoJo Wright (KIIS FM)
Gwen opened up more about her divorce and called it “unexpected”. “Everybody knows that my life blew up last February. I’d just been dealing with that. Unexpected. I was going along, thinking that was going to be the rest of my life, and it’s not. I don’t know what happened. There was one night, the epicenter of the whole thing — that’s the most I can say about that — and the next day I wrote the chorus to ‘Used to Love You’… but I didn’t know it was ‘Used to Love You.’ I just had written all this stuff and it had happened to be in there buried in a bunch of lyrics that I had written.”
She also says that her song that she had written with Rick Nowels, “You Don’t Know Me”, is more than likely not making the album.
In Gwen’s new interview with Channel’s 93.3, she continues to dance around the Blake Shelton dating rumors and said, “…this is what I’ll say about that: I never said nothin’ about being in a new relationship” in regards to the statement that a “rep” gave on her behalf. “I don’t know who said that but somebody did, and then my kid came in last night to tell me about it. That’s how crazy my life is. People can just say whatever they want and then they can just believe it. My truth is ‘Used to Love You,’ that’s the song. That’s what I said and I feel really fine about sharing that, and I feel honored to share it. But, I mean, all the other stuff is just craziness. I mean, literally craziness. Hilarious. Hilarious!”