Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton seemed to do it all Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards. He cracked bawdy jokes with co-host Luke Bryan, whom he later congratulated and comforted when Bryan was overwhelmed with emotion after winning the entertainer of the year. He performed not once, not twice but three times. And he made a very touching speech when he and his wife, Miranda Lambert, won the song of the year trophy.
One Shelton skill set that wasn’t on display Sunday night: officiating weddings.
On Sunday, Kelly Clarkson revealed to E! that her pal Shelton will not only sing at her wedding but also conduct her ceremony. The “American Idol” winner is marrying Brandon Blackstock, who is Shelton’s manager and Reba McEntire’s stepson.
Clarkson said that Shelton also is officiating the nuptials for Lambert’s Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe.
Although Shelton is known for jokey ways – and particularly likes to joke about being drunk – Clarkson said he can be very serious.
“He plays that persona up but he’s very serious. And he loves it. He’s so into it. He can be very sentimental and it’s ‘what?’ And you like don’t know how to take it.”