Blake Shelton Accepts CMT Artist of the Year Honor, Admits It's 'Been a Crazy Year'

by Raphael Chestang 5:55 PM PST, December 02, 2015
Playing Blake Shelton Accepts CMT Artist of the Year Honor, Admits It's 'Been a Crazy Year'

Blake Shelton's year is ending on a high note.

Despite divorcing his wife of four years, Miranda Lambert, earlier this year, Shelton is moving on with a new gal, Gwen Stefani, and a new accolade.

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Shelton accepted his award as one of the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday, and referenced his tumultuous year.

"I want to thank my entire team," Shelton said onstage. "There's too many people to stand up here and name, but more importantly this has been a crazy year from the way it started to the way it's ending so awesome for me, so thank y'all. This is a great way to end it for me. Thank you so much."

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Fellow country stars Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan were also honored at the event. Coincidentally, Shelton's ex, Lambert, accepted the award last year.

Lambert spoke out about life after Shelton in an interview with Cosmopolitan, saying, "I had a great relationship with an amazing man, so I know what good is. I have a great launching pad for the future. I will never take that for granted."

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ET spoke with Shelton before Monday's live episode of The Voice, where the country crooner couldn't help but gush about the new love in his life, fellow Voice coach Stefani.

"I'm thankful for Gwen for tons of reasons," he said, "but mostly because she makes us all look a whole lot better on this show."