Yesterday was a big day for [lastfm]Blake Shelton[/lastfm] who scored four CMA nominations including the coveted Male Vocalist of the Year for the first time. Thrilled with the honor, Blake shares, “After ten years of being in this business I finally began to tell myself that nominations don’t matter anyway… Turns out that’s bull crap… Daddy likey!!!! Thanks to all!”
He also took to Twitter with his thoughts, tweeting, “As a first time male vocalist of the year nominee I’d like to say thanks to all you loyal fans out there!!!!!! It’s been a long LONG ride!!!” [lastfm]Reba McEntire[/lastfm] tweeted congrats to Shelton and his fiancé [lastfm]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm], who has a whopping nine nominations, to which Blake responded, “Thanks hero!!!! Congrats to you too!!”
This year’s CMA Awards show, which will air on ABC November 10, will be a lot different than Blake’s first appearance on The CMA Awards. He remembers that when he made his debut CMA performance in 2001, he was in the middle of a huge hit “Austin,” which stayed on top of the country charts for several weeks. At the time, Shelton had read some things that others in the industry said about him and his music that hurt his feelings a bit.
So when it came time to make his premiere 30-second performance on the show, Blake admits he was less then eager to take the stage, but he got some help from an unexpected source.
Shelton’s other three CMA nominations were for Single, Video and Vocal Event of the Year for his collaboration with [lastfm]Trace Adkins[/lastfm] on “Hillbilly Bone.”