Blake Shelton celebrates a busy Tuesday
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
– Not only did Blake Shelton release new music today, but he also hosted the nomination announcement for the Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire and
also received a nomination.
Shelton was garnered an Academy Of Country Music Award nomination in the Vocal Event Of The Year category for his fastest rising single of his career, Hillbilly Bone, featuring Trace Adkins. The single is the title track off the sixth release from Shelton, a six-song EP out today.
"This is the best day of my life - I got to read the nominations with the 'queen of country music,' Reba," said Shelton. "And, then I find out 'Hillbilly Bone' is nominated. I'm glad that my first nomination in years is with one of my great friends, Trace Adkins. The only thing that could make this day better is if Betty White was there to give me the award should I win."
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