Gwen Stefani receives Hero Award at 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards
UPI News Service, 05/02/2016
Gwen Stefani was honored with the Hero Award during the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards.
The event which aired Sunday, honors the most popular acts in teen pop music.
As Stefani appeared onstage to accept the award from fellow "The Voice" coach Pharrell, she was greeted by a standing ovation led by her boyfriend, country singer and "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton.
"This is crazy that this is happening to me! I never thought, I mean who am I, that I would ever make a difference?" the singer said during her emotional speech. "I am so honored to be here, I am so honored to be making music."
"I am so blessed to be making music that I can share with you and that I can receive your love back. I am so healed by you!" she continued.
Beforehand on the red carpet, the pop star spoke with "Entertainment Tonight" about her recently announced summer tour alongside Eve and her latest album, "This Is What the Truth Feels Like" which was reportedly inspired by her divorce from Gavin Rossdale.
"[I haven't] been on a bus on tour in years!" she said. "I never dreamed I'd have new music. This record came out of the sky. I mean, out of my heart, up and then out. It's like the craziest thing."
"I have this relationship with these people from around the world that I don't know but I know because I feel them," Stefani continued about the tour."Once you go live and you see them and they're singing back to you... it's the greatest thing."
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Stefani's "This Is What the Truth Feels Like" summer tour begins July 12 in Mansfield, Mass., before concluding Oct. 15 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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