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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

By MSN Music Partners Dec 12, 2013 2:37PM

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.

Dec 13, 2013 9:23AM
Hey Blake, check in on Grey and get her a record deal. She's better than most who have been on the show.
Dec 13, 2013 9:23AM
Blake and Miranda seem to have their heads on when it comes to taking the music/entertainment industry in stride.  And Blake is one of the funniest, most self-deprecating people in the business because he just doesn't seem to take any of it or himself too seriously.  On Kelli Clarkson's recent TV Christmas special, he was even game enough to put on an elf's costume, which was hilarious.  Blake and Miranda deserve all the recognition they're getting, and duly so!!!
Dec 13, 2013 9:21AM
I got one for you. I really like Blake but really have never cared for his music. I really like his wit and personality on The Voice. He just seems like a nice guy. The sort of guy you would want to have a beer with or tailgate at a football game with. I don't really know much about Miranda but I assume she is as down to earth as Blake. As a couple who knows what their marriage is like? Being married in that business is very tough to say the least.
Dec 13, 2013 9:17AM
Blake and Miranda are the top two one my celebrity list! I just love them! And I would be elated if he beat Tater Chip for best country album!
Dec 13, 2013 9:17AM
Love that guy! He's funny and seems like just a real person that you would want to know!
I hope he wins!
Dec 13, 2013 9:03AM
I'm guessing in Miranda's opinion Blake is her Grammy and Miranda is Blake's Grammy.  Why not co-winners next month since they are up against each other.

I love taylor,  truly the most beautiful women in the world
Dec 13, 2013 8:42AM
What makes these people think they are singing Country music? It's thinly disguised rap.
Dec 13, 2013 8:33AM
Good luck and hope you receive your Grammy.  But, no matter what, have a Merry Christmas and safe and happy holidays, ya'll.  My two four legged rescue dogs, Precious and Harley, are grammy-enough for me.  I am so lucky .... but, the question is: who rescued who!? 
Dec 13, 2013 8:30AM
My Mom is 82 yrs old, and stays up late to watch the voice, we kid her about having the hots for Blake ! Good show and he makes it fir sure. Blake and Miranda are a great pair, would like to see more duet albums of the two of them; like Tammy & George; Loretta & Conway; Dolly & Porter; great pairs, great chemistry ! yeh, I'm old school blugrass and country, yeeehaaawww !!
Dec 13, 2013 8:22AM
I'm a Big fan of Blake & Miranda. Merry Christmas to you !
Dec 13, 2013 8:20AM
The Sheltert's are terrific. Both talented, fun and down to earth. Too bad they both can't win. 
Dec 13, 2013 8:11AM
Glad to see both of you up for the Grammy Awards.   Both of you have fun either way.  Our family will always be fans of both of you.  Merry Christmas
Dec 13, 2013 8:04AM
I recently saw the fl ga line live....drinking from/passing around a bottle of straight bourbon was it? ...on stage...parents had young kids in the audience (shame on them too)...and they gave props to being so "blessed" with a bottle in hand....fie and shame...glad they weren't nominated.
Dec 13, 2013 7:58AM
Blake was in Port Huron Michigan. For a spring concert. This was before The Voice and hit albums. Thanks
Dec 13, 2013 7:57AM
I'm not much of a country music fan....but I really like Blake and Miranda.
They both seem to be down to earth, funny, and truly appreciative of their blessings. 
Dec 13, 2013 7:36AM
In reality, The Voice is still growing in popularity while Idol is going the opposite direction. If you compare Idol winners who made it big to the number of total winners, you come up with more 'nobody types' than you'd think. And, it is not the winners who always make it. Some are obscure. It's others who competed. I saw Crystal Bowersox in Ames, IA and she was awesome but didn't win. The same with Kasey James for the same season. I cannot remember the name of the guy who won but he wasn't close to the most talented. 
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.
Dec 13, 2013 7:31AM
It's definitely FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ... not GEORGIA FLORIDA LINE. But regardless, Blakey is still the man!! Good luck Blake and Miranda! ♥
Dec 13, 2013 7:27AM
Miranda & Blake need to become parents. I bet their child would be beautiful!!!
Dec 13, 2013 7:25AM

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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