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Shelton captures CMA's biggest honor

Thursday, November 1, 2012 – Blake Shelton won the night's biggest honor, CMA Entertainer of the year, capping a big night for the singer.

Shelton put his head in his hands after Reba McEntire and Tim Allen announced his name.

Shelton threw out his arms on stage, laughed and said, "You can tell this time I really didn't think (I'd win)," he said. "Man, whoa. Entertainer of the year? What are you talking about? Yo know what, listen here. Man when I moved to Nashville in 1994, I had two goals - one was to someday to have a Gold record and (the second) was to someday be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Entertainer of the year was, what is this? I don't even know. Look, I'm not even on the road..Taylor Swift? I don't know how this happen, but I freakin love it though. I try to represent country music as best as I can...I love country music more than anybody else in this room. Thank you."

Shelton also won Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for Over You, which he wrote with wife Miranda Lambert.

Shelton took the award over Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley.

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Bringing Back the Sunshine CD review - Bringing Back the Sunshine
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Avett Brothers come home – For the 30th anniversary of the "Traditional Plus" MerleFest music festival, there might not be a more appropriate act to anchor the opening night than the Avett Brothers. Born of a desire to bring rock 'n' roll energy to traditional music and formed by devotees to Doc Watson, The Avetts may have outgrown their acoustic roots over... »»»
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