Now that Blake Shelton has had some time to let his Grammy nominations sink in, he’s released a statement on how surprised he was to tie Jason Aldean for the most Grammy nominations for a country artist with three.
Blake is nominated for “Best Country Solo Performance” for the catchy “Honey Bee,” “Best Country Song” for his current single, the Dave Barnes write “God Gave Me You,” and “Best Country Album” for “Red River Blue” – which we predicted would earn the spot earlier this year.
“It’s one thing to be acknowledged by the GRAMMY voters for one of your songs, but to have two songs nominated, and the album that their both off of, is an emotional experience. I may never have something like this in my career again and I’m darn well going to enjoy it!”
The 54th annual Grammy awards will air live on CBS on February 12th. Watch Blake when he performs live at the American Country Awards on FOX on Monday.
Don’t forget to check out our interview with Dave Barnes from earlier in the year, where he discusses what he thinks of Blake’s version of his single.