Blake Shelton admitted that he loves being nominated for awards with his fiancée, Gwen Stefani in a new interview with ET’s Cassie DiLaura in honor of the opening of the Orlando location of his Ole Red restaurant.
Blake and Gwen are up for the Music Event of the Year category for their song. “Nobody but You“. The nomination marks Gwen’s first ACM nod. The engaged couple previously won a CMT Music Award for the same song.
“I texted her actually this morning. On the way here. I wish she was here with me”. Blake gushed. “… I said, ‘I can’t believe that. I get to be nominated for awards. With my best friend‘… . How do you get so blessed? And so lucky? It’s unbelievable.”
After ET spoke with Shelton. The winners of the category were announced ahead of Sunday’s ceremony, and they were Carly Pearce and Lee Brice for their song, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” During ET’s chat. The 44 years old singer joked about how he and his fiancé would feel if they lost the award.
“I don’t know. What our chances are to win that thing. But if we don’t win. We’ll know it’s rigged,” he quipped.
While he may not be a 2021 Academy of Country Music winner, he’s still set to take the stage at Sunday’s ceremony in Nashville. The “God’s Country” hitmaker will perform a mashup of his songs. “Austin” and “Minimum Wage.”
Shelton Also confesses that he marveled over his two-decade career saying, “I wanted to be a country singer. On the radio. And I didn’t really have any plans. Or goals beyond that,” he said. “… I had ‘Austin. It was a big hit. Then we came out of the gate. After that and stumbled. Had a few songs that flopped. Came back with ‘Old Red’. And it was kind of a hit. Then we had some flops. I realized, man. Making it more than a minute in this business. You have done something [right].”
Blake expresses his happiness for having a song on the charts 20 years after his debut, revealing that makes him the “luckiest guy in country music.”
“I don’t know how that happens. I don’t,” he said. “… . And I have so many of my friends. That came out at the same time. I did and they had incredible careers. But they didn’t last this long. I look at them as way more talented. And better than anything I do. So I just know how lucky I’ve been. [I] guess I made some good decisions. Along the way and surrounded myself. With people that I trust. And are good at what they do.”