Yes, Blake got snubbed, and it's politics, and it stinks. But it's also important to keep some perspective and remember that other country music stars also work hard, and he certainly wasn't the only snub. At the end of the day, at this point in Blake's career, it's not really a big deal one way or the other anyways. And Blake built his career without awards as well.
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As far as snubs, the omission of Blake Shelton surprised me a bit. The singer, very popular with fans due to his exposure as a coach on The Voice, has had an impressive year with his If I’m Honest album. Kenny Chesney did garner a nomination for his Pink collaboration “Setting The World On Fire” for vocal event of the year, but in a year where he toured, not seeing his name in the entertainer of the year list – or Garth Brooks, for that matter – in the top five was a surprise.
• Lady Antebellum just enjoyed one of the most successful years of their career from a touring standpoint with their Wheels Up tour. Throw in the fact that they have continued to enjoy consistent success with their singles, and it’s a little perplexing that the trio wasn’t in the running for vocal group of the year. Granted, many in the industry might have stopped paying attention when they announced in September they were going to take a break, but still….this one makes no sense.
• He’s one of the most successful recording artists in the format. His role on NBC’s The Voice has brought him visibility unlike any other performer – and when he tours, Blake Shelton manages to sell out venue after venue. But, his absence here speaks volumes. One can make the argument that he is between records – but even so, he still topped the singles chart twice last year. Has the industry taken sides post-divorce with Miranda Lambert?
• Carrie Underwood was not technically snubbed this year. The powerhouse female vocalist earned her 11th consecutive nomination for female vocalist of the year. But, what does she have to do to earn more recognition for continuing her high quality of work? Her new album, Storyteller, earned her some of the best reviews of her career, and “Something In The Water” still stands as one of her most dominant performances. It’s time the industry paid her a little more attention.
• Though things might be getting a little easier for female vocalists in the format, we admit to being more than a little surprised about the lack of a female nominee for album of the year. Though she didn’t have the sales numbers to get the notice of others, Ashley Monroe consistently placed in the top three or four positions of the top country albums critics’ polls last year with The Blade – as did Kacey Musgraves, who delivered an incredible sophomore album with Pageant Material. So, their absence in this category seems that much more difficult to understand.