No Grammy competition in Shelton-Lambert household
'This is a window of time that will go by quickly and I know that and I want to enjoy it,' says Shelton
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Blake Shelton likes his odds when it comes to this year's Grammy Awards.
Shelton's "Mine Would Be You" and Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" are both nominated for best country solo performance, doubling his chances of nabbing a golden gramophone in his home.
"I hope one of us wins that thing because I want one in my house for sure," Shelton said in an interview. "The thing about an actual Grammy is if you set it up high enough on the shelf people can't read that plaque, and if somebody comes in the house and they're like, 'You got a Grammy.' It's like, 'Yeah. Oh yeah I got one.' And they don't actually read that it's to Miranda."
Shelton has yet to win a Grammy; Lambert, his wife, won her first in 2011. Both of their tracks are also nominated for best country song, though the singers didn't earn nominations because they didn't write the tunes.
Shelton made the comments Tuesday while promoting "The Voice," where his three-time winning streak came to an end when his final teammate, Cole Vosbury, was eliminated.
The country star is looking ahead to the Grammys, where's he's up for best country album for his eighth album, "Based on a True Story..." He will battle Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and newcomer Kacey Musgraves in the latter category.
"It's just awesome to be included and thought of in that group of artists," he said. "This is a window of time that will go by quickly and I know that and I want to enjoy it."
Swift and Musgraves lead among country acts with four nominations at the awards show, to no surprise. But country music Grammy snubs included Luke Bryan, who had a best-selling album with "Crash My Party," and Georgia Florida Line, who topped the charts with the multiplatinum, Nelly-assisted hit, "Cruise."
"Every year there's artists that I think should have a Grammy nomination and yeah, I'm surprised that Luke wasn't nominated. I'm surprised that I think Florida Georgia Line wasn't nominated. It's surprising, but you know, there's always next year," said Shelton. "If I wasn't in there I'd be really upset, but since I'm in there I really don't give a crap about anybody else," he joked.
The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26. NBC's "The Voice" will crown a winner Tuesday.
As far as The Voice is concerned, they are going in the right direction. Danielle Bradbery is on her way to becoming a big name. It doesn't happen overnight. Cassidy Pope jost got her first gold record and both girl's debut single made the top ten charts.
The Voice started slow and is building a solid fan base while Idol started out hot and their fan base continues to shrink. Any of those help promote singers. Even if a contestant doesn't win the big prize, the exposure helps to get exposure.
The biggest reason I no longer watch American Idol is due to their obsession with humiliating contestants who tryout for the show. They take advantage of socially inept people by using them for ratings while they make a fool out of them. Maybe some people get off on laughing at those less fortunate but I am not interested in bullying someone who is so vulnerable.
my bro was a heavy head banger...but is listening to country more and more cuz its "real". he wont listen to ANY pop rap hip hop etc cuz most of it is done in the studio.
still, I want ozzy et al.
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