He may have missed out on the Entertainer of the Year Award to co-host Luke Bryan at Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, but no one can deny that Blake Shelton is just about everywhere these days. And just when everyone thought that “The Voice” judge couldn’t become any more ubiquitous, he’s adding one more hat to his collection: wedding officiant.
Following her performance at Sunday night’s awards in Las Vegas, Kelly Clarkson revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Shelton will both perform at and conduct her upcoming wedding. The “Miss Independent” singer announced her engagement to Shelton’s manager, Brandon Blackstock, back in December. And considering the two met through fellow country star Reba McEntire, their nuptials are shaping up to be a bigger country music even than the AMC Awards themselves.
Shelton, 36, will also reportedly perform a ceremony for one of wife Miranda Lambert’s bandmates in the Pistol Annies. If he can manage to bring the same poise and wit to the altar as he did to the stage Sunday night, Clarkson shouldn’t be worried at all.
After losing to Bryan for Entertainer of the Year award, Shelton took the opportunity to take a jab at his co-host. (He and Lambert did take home the prize for Song of the Year prize for “Over You.”) “It’s OK, buddy,” he told Bryan during the show. “Congratulations, buddy. You won Entertainer of the Year in your first — and last — year of hosting the ACM Awards.”