When Blake Shelton isn’t fighting with Christina Aguilera or getting especially bromantic with Adam Levine on “The Voice,” he sings.
And accepts major awards to country boot like this year’s country music award for “Entertainer of the Year,” in addition to his third consecutive “Male Vocalist of the Year” and his duet with wife Miranda Lambert for “Song of the Year.” (I’m sure we’ll see all three of these make cameos on “The Voice” next season as he tries to win contestants over to his team. Shameless!)
The most heartfelt moment came when accepting that last trophy with Miranda for a song the real life couple wrote called “Over You” about the death of Blake’s brother Richie in a car accident 15 years ago.
"For me as a songwriter that is as personal as I can get," said Shelton on stage. "So that songwriter award, song of the year award, it will have its own shelf. It will have spotlights on it and an alarm and everything. Trip wires and there will be a land mine if you walk towards it. It is a real big deal to Miranda and I."
Here’s a recap of the winners (notice there’s no Taylor Swift):
Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
New Artist of the Year: Hunter Hayes
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year: Thompson Square
Album of the Year: Chief – Eric Church, Jay Joyce
Single of the Year: "Pontoon” – Little Big Town, Jay Joyce
Song of the Year: "Over You" – Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Musical Event of the Year: "Feel Like a Rock Star" – Kenny Chesney
Music Video of the Year: "Red Solo Cup" – Toby Keith
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally – Guitar