Wednesday, November 6, 2013
– Blake Shelton won the Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.
"To completely echo the words of Miranda, I really swear that I did not think this was going to happen this year, but it did," Shelton said.
Shelton took the award over Keith Urban, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.
Shelton "first thanked" his record label, Warner. "We have been at the bottom before, and we have some way dug ourselves out."
The honor was the second of the night for Shelton, who earlier won Album of the Year for "Based on a True Story."
For Shelton, this was a chance to keep the male and female honors in the family as wife Miranda Lambert won the female award a few minutes before.