'The Voice's Blake Shelton wins big at the Country Music Awards
Blake Shelton represents all of country music in his role as one of the judges/coaches/hosts/pros/beautiful people on NBC's hit 'The Voice.' After last night's Country Music Association Awards, he may be representing country music to the rest of the globe.
Shelton and his spouse Miranda Lambert finished off a successful and emotional evening with Shelton's first ever "Entertainer of the Year" honor at the CMAs. Shelton won three separate awards in total (more than any other nominee this year) also including his third-straight "Male Vocalist of the Year" award. That oughta solidify his credibility to his contestants on 'The Voice.'
Lambert had quite the evening herself, pulling in the award for "Female Vocalist of the Year." The pair shared their final award, "Song of the Year," for their heart-wrenching collaboration 'Over You.'
Airing live on ABC, the awards featured its most emotional moment when Lambert openly wept on stage, as hubby Shelton explained the impetus for their hit song; it was suggested by Shelton's late father as he urged the pair to write a song about the passing of Shelton's brother, Richie.
"My dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother,"' Shelton said. "I lost my dad in January, and it's so amazing to me that tonight, even after he's gone, he's still right. I just needed the right person to write this song with and the right person to sing it."
The ABC broadcast also featured a special segment honoring Willie Nelson and his indelible contributions to the genre. Nelson took home the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement" honor and was celebrated when all of the biggest names in Country collaborated to perform his classic hit 'On the Road Again.'