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Blake Shelton Receives Three Grammy NominationsShelton Receives Nods in the Categories "Best Country Solo Performance," "Best Country Song" and "Best Country Album" (December 01, 2011)
NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/01/11 -- Blake Shelton receives multiple GRAMMY® nominations today in three of the four Country categories for "Best Country Solo Performance" for "Honey Bee," "Best Country Song" for "God Gave Me You" (written by Dave Barnes) and "Best Country Album" for his album, Red River Blue. This is Shelton's first award nomination for "God Gave Me You," a three-week No. 1 and his fastest rising single to date, and his second award nomination for "Honey Bee." "Honey Bee" is his first ever digital Platinum single and holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist. The single held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country chart for four weeks in a row with over 40 million in audience. No country artist has held this record in almost six years. Both nominated songs, "God Gave Me You" and "Honey Bee" are off his current release and GRAMMY nominated album, Red River Blue.
"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 they're 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!" said Shelton.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will broadcast live on CBS on February 12.
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