It’s not the first time he forgot to thank his significant other!
When Blake Shelton picked up the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award at the seventh Annual Academy of Country Music’s ACM Honors in Nashville last night, he didn’t mention wife Miranda Lambert in his speech.
“Miranda sat right in the front row next to him,” an eyewitness tells Life & Style. “He received a standing ovation when he accepted his award — but didn’t make any reference to her in his speech!”
Sound familiar? At the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards, Miranda, 29, and Blake, 37, neglected to thank each other in their respective speeches.
Despite not mentioning his leading lady last night, The Voice coach’s humor was still present. The crooner joked that after Googling “Gene Weed,” he discovered that Willie Nelson was a past recipient — so it must have something to do with marijuana! Blake then said he had to rethink what it was about since he found out Taylor Swift received it, too.
The award acknowledges outstanding individual achievement in country music. Only a handful of country stars have received the award, including Willie, Taylor and Garth Brooks.
It’s been a very successful year for Miranda and Blake, who wed in 2010 after dating for four years. They’re both currently touring and are up for five nominations at the 2013 Country Music Association Awards, which will air on Nov. 6.
We’ll just have to wait and see if they remember to thank each other if they take any awards home this time around.
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