Blake Shelton’s ‘Based on a True Story…’ Notches Album of the Year Award at 2013 CMAs
Blake Shelton‘s ‘Based on a True Story…’ notched the prestigious Album of the Year Award at the 2013 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 6), giving the notorious jokester something else to brag about to his fellow coaches on ‘The Voice,’ namely his bromance partner Adam Levine!
Shelton jokingly snatched the award from presenter Sheryl Crow, saying, “Gimme that” after he got on stage to accept. He promptly said that his phone was blowing up. Maybe he was receiving congratulatory texts from his pals?
“I had mentioned earlier today that if there was one award that would mean the most to me, it would be Album of the Year,” Shelton said about his first win in this monster category.
He brought producer Scott Hendricks on stage with him and joked that Hendricks wouldn’t say crap. Then Shelton launched into the rest of his speech, which was an ode to Hendricks, saying “Scott Hendricks, everybody, this guy has contributed more to country music in the last 20 years than all of us in this room combined and I am honored to be able to share this with him. Say one thing!”
That was Hendricks’ cue to speak, and he thanked God for blessing him beyond what he deserved, along with his family. Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Blown Away,’ Taylor Swift‘s ‘Red,’ Kacey Musgraves‘ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ and Little Big Town‘s ‘Tornado’ were also nominated.