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Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Win Big, Express Their Love At 2012 CMA Awards

Nov 2, 2012 05:45 AM


It was a big night for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert as the country couple took home multiple trophies at the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Thursday night.

Miranda took home Female Vocalist and Song of the Year honors while husband Blake received nods for Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year but the real memorable moment came during their acceptance speeches that topped off an amazing and emotional night for the talented duo.

"I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14-years-old, and later in life when I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother,' " Blake said alongside his wife. "I just needed the right person to write this song with and the right person to sing it," Shelton said to his wife. "I love you so much, baby," he added.

"Thank you, Blake, for allowing me to sing this beautiful song and write it with you," Lambert replied. "Thank you CMA and all of our peers for voting for us. It's really emotional. We love y'all."

Other winners from country's biggest night included Little Big Town (Vocal Group of the Year), Hunter Hayes (New Artist of the Year), Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw (Musical Event of the Year).

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The Voice Host Blake Shelton Under Fire For Anti-Gay Tweet

May 5, 2011 11:10 AM

Shelton230.2.jpgCountry singer and The Voice host Blake Shelton is in trouble with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation after an offensive Tweet.

The singer's Tweet was a re-write to the Shania Twain song "Any Man of Mine." Shelton made it clear that he doesn't want any men anywhere near him.

"Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song ... Any man that tries Touching my behind He's gonna be a beaten, bleedin', heaving kind of guy," the singer wrote.

GLAAD says making such a violent joke is unacceptable.

Shelton has more than 300,000 followers. One of The Voice's marketing ploys has been live Tweets from the four judges; Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Shelton, throughout the show.

GLAAD called the show's producers demanding an apology from Shelton.

At first, the singer wouldn't back down. He Tweeted: ""Ha! Reading all my anti-gay hate tweets.... Ha! Ha! If people only knew even a little about me, my family and friends. Dumb a----."

But about an hour later, he changed his tune a bit (or producers changed it for him.)

    "Hey y'all allow me to seriously apologize for the misunderstanding with the whole re-write on the Shania song last night. ... It honestly wasn't even meant that way... I now know that their are people out there waiting to jump at everything I say on here or anywhere. But when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings... I love everybody. So go look for a real villain and leave me out of it!!!"

No word yet on if GLAAD finds the apology sufficient. What do you think; is Blake's apology enough, or is his "go look for a real villain" comment a cop out?

See what Maroon 5 frontman Levine had to say about Shelton's Tweet after the jump.

UPDATE: GLAAD has responded to Shelton's apology Tweet: “Following outrage from community members and allies, Blake Shelton took the right step in speaking out against anti-gay violence and sending an important message to his fans and viewers of The Voice,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.

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