[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm] has picked up his first CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award, which is actually something he has been waiting for and expecting for quite some time. He has put out recent hits such as ‘Home,’ ‘Goodbye Time,’ ‘Don’t Make Me,’ ‘She Wouldn’t Be Gone’ and his latest, ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” which all point to why he is deserving of the award, and has always thought so himself.
In his nearly decade long career (yeah I said decade) [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton [/lastfm]has really pushed himself and his music choice to the fore front. Blake has stated that the song choice is very important to him, and was able to sit down with AOL’s The Boot:
“I want to be a guy that sings and writes songs that are like nobody else’s out there, and I want to stand out on the radio,” Blake said. “I don’t want to try to figure out how to fit in anymore. I want to try to figure out how to break the mold.”
“I’ve been sitting in that audience out there for 11 years — I’ve counted them — watching three different groups of popular artists come and go in that amount of time, and I was never one of them,” a subdued Blake answered. “In the last month, between the induction into the Grand Ole Opry and now this Male Vocalist of the Year, when you find out who you thought you were when you are a teenager and when you find that out when you’re 34 years old, it’s a big deal. It’s a revelation. I love what I do, and you’re not going to see anybody get on this stage and talk that loves country music, and I’ll say knows more about it, than I do. I hope I’m standing up here 20 years from now just like George Strait and talking about that same freaking piece of glass right there and what it means to me then.”