Entertainment Blake Shelton on How It Feels to Be Nominated for Awards With 'Best Friend' Gwen Stefani (Exclusive)
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Details of the event, which will be recorded at the Royal Albert Hall but will not have a red carpet to adhere to coronavirus restrictions, were revealed by BAFTA on Thursday.Details of the event, which will be recorded at the Royal Albert Hall but will not have a red carpet to adhere to coronavirus restrictions, were announced by BAFTA on Thursday, ahead of the ceremony on Saturday and Sunday.
loves being nominated for awards with his fiancée, ! ET's Cassie DiLaura spoke to the 44-year-old singer in honor of the opening of the Orlando location of his Ole Red restaurant, and he gushed over being up for an alongside Stefani at this year's ceremony.
The engaged couple's up for the Music Event of the Year category for their song, "Nobody But You."marks Stefani's first ACM nod. Shelton and Stefani a CMT Music Award for the song.
"I texted her actually this morning on the way here. I wish she was here with me," he said. "... 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."
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The singer received heavy backlash on social media following the release of her latest music video on Friday.In the video, Stefani is surrounded by young, Black backup dancers, as she sings the boisterous, feel-good lyrics. The scenes alternate between a locker room and a gymnasium, where the dancers jump rope and basketball players practice. Throughout, Stefani wears large hoop earrings, long golden nails and brightly colored gym wear. Her hip hop–inspired look, and the visual presentation of her amid people of color, led to her being accused of cultural appropriation on social media.
After ET spoke with Shelton, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice were announced asof the category, for their song, "I Hope You're Happy Now," ahead of Sunday's ceremony. During ET's chat, Shelton joked about how he and Stefani 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 ACM winner, Shelton is stillat Sunday's ceremony in Nashville. Shelton will perform a mashup of his songs, "Austin" and "Minimum Wage," the former of which, his debut single, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
During ET's chat with Shelton, he marveled over his two-decade career.
"I wanted to be a country singer on the radio and I didn't really have any plans or goals beyond that," Shelton 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, and I realized, man, making it more than a minute in this business, you have done something [right]."
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The Scottish actor, 41, opted for a simple look, wearing a black suit and black tie as he stepped out of a car and onto the socially-distanced red carpet. He gave onlookers a wave but kept his eyes covered behind red-tinted sunglasses, which he removed as he made his way along the red carpet into the ceremony, where he is presenting an award.
Shelton noted that still having a song on the charts 20 years after his debut makes him the "luckiest guy in country music."
"I don't know how that happens. I don't," he said. "... I have so many of my friends that came out 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."
Thewill air live from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe, Here is the ACM Awards.
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