Blake Shelton Isn't Rooting for Himself at the GRAMMYs -- He Wants Joey and Rory Feek to Win!
By John Boone
Will this be the year Blake Shelton finally wins a GRAMMY? Not if he has any say in it.
The seven-time nominee was nominated again this year in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for his song, "Lonely Tonight," featuring Ashley Monroe. Still, he says he's rooting for one of his competitors.
A fan tweeted the country singer and asked what he would do if he wins during the ceremony on Feb. 15, to which Shelton replied, "I'd LOVE to win a Grammy but honestly want to see @joeyandrory win that one."
Joey and Rory Feek, who make up the country duo Joey + Rory, earned a nomination for their track, "If I Needed You," in the midst of Joey's battle with stage 4 cancer. The 40-year-old singer is now on hospice care.
Shelton previously opened up to ET about the couple and said, "The courage that they as a family have displayed -- it's inspirational. It's sad, but it's special at the same time."
Meanwhile, the Feeks say they reacted to the news with "excitement and tears." "When you love country music as much as we do, to even be nominated for a Grammy for Best Duo/Group Country Vocal Performance is like winning the lottery," Rory exclusively told ET.
Of his competition, which also includes the likes of Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town, he explained, "Joey and I feel like we're just regular folks -- the kind that buys and listens to those artists' records."
Find out what else Rory had to say in the video below.