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What a year for Blake Shelton!
The country singer has had his ups and his downs in 2015, from his highly publicized divorce from wife Miranda Lambert to his new budding romance with Voice co-judge Gwen Stefani, and tonight marked yet another memorable event for the star.
Shelton was awarded with one of CMT's Artists of the Year awards for 2015 in the sixth year of the prestigious special's running, which was held from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and got an especially wonderful introduction from fellow country crooner Trace Adkins, who couldn't help but poke fun at Shelton's love life this year.
"I've known Blake personally and professionally for 15 years or so. And his rise to fame has really been incredible to watch," Adkins began. "He has been named the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year five times. He has had four albums reach the top of the chart...15 No. 1 singles in a row...On top of all that, he has still got his day job on The Voice. Not a whole lot this guy can't do, other that keep his love life private."
OOOOOOOOH. "There's no doubt about that. I didn't write that, by the way. Oh, yeah, I know, man. Shut up. Let's take a look back at Blake's incredible year." LOL!