‘The Voice’ Coach Blake Shelton Wins 2011 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Performs With Kenny Loggins
We all know Blake Shelton as the sarcastic and quippy coach on NBC's 'The Voice' who is always, always good for a hearty laugh. But he is also a beloved figure in the country music world. Shelton took home the Male Vocalist of the Year Award at the 2011 CMAs last night, continuing his reign for the second year in a row, according to Taste of Country.
Congrats, Blake! While his charge Dia Frampton placed second in the inaugural season of the show, it's been a banner year for Blake and we bet he is gunning for his team to win the second season of the super popular competition series.
When headed to the stage to scoop up his award, the singer, with his trademark humor, joked that he did not prepare a speech, since "I didn’t think y’all would let me get away with this two times." Oh Blake! We love when you self-deprecate.
He also thanked "all you freakin' crazy people out here supporting country music. Thank you so much!"
No doubt Shelton's fanbase and audience expanded in the past year, thanks to his role on a major ratings show. Shelton joined the pop culture water cooler conversation by appearing on 'The Voice,' the new season of which begins in February. He even compared the anticipation of the blind auditions to Christmas morning in a recent promo for the second season.
Congrats to Shelton! Country music loves you and so does the pop world.
Shelton also performed his cover of 'Footloose,' which was used in conjunction with the remake, with Kenny Loggins, too!
Watch Blake Shelton and Kenny Loggins Perform 'Footloose'