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Encino, CA (January 12, 2011) - The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times) and all-around funnyman Blake Shelton will join forces with country music superstar Reba to host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

The Male Vocalist of the Year boasts two No. 1 hits, three charted albums, multiple award show wins, album sales, and an induction into the Grand Ole Opry

Shelton took home the awards for “Music Video of the Year” and
“Music Video: Male” at the first annual award show

The country star boasts two No. 1 hits, three charted albums, his first ACM, CMA and CMT Award wins and an induction into the Grand Ole Opry

Shelton is currently nominated for two ACA Awards

In a surprise upset Shelton wins his first ever CMA Award with two awards “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Musical Event of the Year”

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.

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This marks Shelton’s third release this year and first greatest hits album

The CMA Award Nominee for Male Vocalist of the Year celebrates the grand event with family and friends

Nashville, TN – (October 25, 2010) – On Saturday, October 23rd, four-time CMA Award Nominee Blake Shelton received an invitation of a lifetime as he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Blake joins the prestigious organization as their newest member, receiving his official induction by longtime friend, Trace Adkins.

Nashville, TN – (October 21st, 2010) – Blake Shelton threw one hell of a party last night at Club Nokia in LA as part of his first ever headlining tour, “All About Tonight Tour.” The four-time CMA Award Nominee, including one for Male Vocalist of the Year, played a capacity show with the packed-out crowd singing along to every song on Shelton’s set.

“You don’t know how nervous I’ve been about performing here in LA,” Shelton told the crowd. “I’m glad that there’s some Hillbilly’s like me out here!”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2010) – When the Grand Ole Opry invited Blake Shelton to become an Opry member last month, it did so by sending the country hit-maker—known for his use of Twitter—a tweet including the official invitation. The Opry and Shelton are returning to Twitter in advance of Shelton’s Saturday night Opry induction to give fans the chance to talk with the would-be Opry member. The Shelton Twitterview is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 a.m. Central at Twitter.com/opry. Fans can submit questions for Shelton to @opry via Twitter.com prior to the Twitterview.

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