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Blake Shelton crowned Male Vocalist, tops charts with new single Special

Posted Nov 8, 2013 by Markos Papadatos
This week country superstar Blake Shelton has a lot to be proud of . On November 6, he was crowned "Male Vocalist of the Year" at the 2013 Country Music Association (CMA) awards, which is country's biggest night.
Country star Blake Shelton performs songs from his new album   Based On A True Story   at an exclusi...
Country star Blake Shelton performs songs from his new album, "Based On A True Story," at an exclusive iHeartRadio live show in New York City.
Photo Courtesy of Roger Kisby for iHeartRadio
Kelly Clarkson introduced the five nominees: Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton. She presented the trophy to Shelton, thus marking his fourth career win in this prestigious category.
In his acceptance speech, Shelton remarked, "Oh my gosh. Man. Not to completely echo the words of Miranda, but I really did not think it was going to happen this year, but it did, so let me thank some people. First, let me thank my record label first, Warner Brothers, since they have worked their butts off. We have been at the bottom before, and somehow dug our way out and I am up here talking about this. Thank you Warner Brothers. Thank you country radio. A special thank you to Tree Paine. She is my publicist and she is constantly cleaning up after me."
He went on to thank his "wife" (Miranda Lambert), as well as his "fans," "country radio" and "everybody."
His newest radio single, the ballad "Mine Would Be You" also topped the Billboards Hot Country Airplay charts, for the week of November 16. It has charted on those charts for 16 weeks.