Trace Adkins presented Blake with the award and said this in his introduction:
I’ve known Blake personally and professionally for 15 years or so. And his rise to fame has really been incredible to watch. He has been named the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year five times. He has had four albums reach the top of the chart, 15 No. 1 singles in a row.
On top of all that, he has still got his day job on The Voice. Not a whole lot this guy can’t do, other than keep his love life private.”
Oh my goodness- LOL.
When Blake took to the stage, he said:
This is awesome, I’ve never gotten one of these from CMT before and been jealous over the last few years. First of all, thank you to CMT for including me on this. So cool.
“So let me just say that I want to thank my label and thank my entire team. There’s too many people to stand up here and name, but more importantly, I want to say that this has been a crazy year, from the way it started to how it’s ending so awesome for me. So thank y’all. This is a great way to end it for me. Thank you so much.”
Interestingly enough, Blake’s ex-wife, Miranda Lambert, won the award last year. A lot can change in twelve months! It sounds like Gwen Stefani, Blake’s new girlfriend, didn’t make it to the awards show. I’m sure she was cheering him on from home :).
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