Though he’s always using his ACM and CMT awards as bargaining tools during The Voice blind auditions, Blake Shelton genuinely earns every honor he’s given. On April 7, the country crooner snagged yet another Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year.
What made this honor so special was the fact that Blake accepted it with his wife, Miranda Lambert. The couple co-wrote the hit song, “Over You,” which also won Single Record of the Year.
The song was written for Blake’s older brother, who was killed in a car accident when the singer was a teen. The lyrics are so personal that Blake was never able to record or perform it in public, so Miranda recorded the tune instead.
Blake’s Season 3 winner, Cassadee Pope, sang the song on The Voice live shows last year, marking a turning point in her time on the show and setting iTunes records.
The ballad also won big at the 2013 CMT Awards, and continues to be one of Miranda’s top singles.
Despite this victory, Blake failed to win Male Vocalist of the Year or Entertainer of the Year, losing to Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan respectively. Miranda, however, took home Female Vocalist of the Year.
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