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BLAKE SHELTON – FOUR-TIME CMA AWARD NOMINEE – EXCITED FOR TOMORROW’S CMA AWARDS AND PERFORMANCE

BLAKE SHELTON – FOUR-TIME CMA AWARD NOMINEE – EXCITED FOR TOMORROW’S CMA AWARDS AND PERFORMANCE

Nashville, TN – (November 9th, 2010) – It’s been seven years since Warner/Reprise Recording artist Blake Shelton has attended a CMA Award show as a nominee and tomorrow night he’s up for four awards in the categories of “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Musical Event of the Year,” “Music Video of the Year” and “Single of the Year” – for his No. 1 hit with longtime friend Trace Adkins.

“I get asked what has changed in my career to bring so much attention to me this year and I always say it takes a great song,” said Shelton. “That is what ‘Hillbilly Bone’ is – a great song. I am glad I get to share this with Trace too. It makes all the recognition even sweeter.”

In regards to his Male Vocalist nomination Shelton said, “That one blows me away. I thought my year couldn’t get better with the induction into the Grand Ole Opry, but then it did. It is such an honor to be recognized among artists like Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Keith Urban. I’m just really glad that Miranda can’t be nominated in this category!”
Shelton will also be performing on the 44th Annual CMA Awards – “Country Music’s Biggest Night” which will broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network tomorrow, November 10th, at 8:00 PM/ET.

Immediately following the broadcast of the CMA Awards, tune-in to catch Shelton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for his TV debut performance of “Kiss My Country Ass” off his just released album, LOADED: The Best of Blake Shelton. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs at 11:06 PM CST on ABC.

For additional information on Blake Shelton, please visit www.blakeshelton.com

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