Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town Take Home People’s Choice Honors


Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Little Big Town were Nashville’s big winners during last night’s (Jan. 18) People’s Choice Awards.

Blake Shelton made history when he became the first country artist ever to win a People’s Choice award for Favorite Album with If I’m Honest. The win was a big coup for the singer, who beat out Rihanna, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, and Drake for the trophy. Shelton also performed his new single, “Every Time I Hear That Song,” during the telecast, and took home his second consecutive award for Favorite Male Country Artist during the evening as well.

“It’s so cool to be recognized by the people who are spending the money and taking time out of their day to vote,” Shelton said. “I could not be more thankful. All I’ve ever wanted to do is sing country music, so to win Favorite Male Country Artist is incredible. And to be the first country artist to ever win Favorite Album is beyond words. I’m so proud of If I’m Honest and to know that it’s resonating with fans is why I make music.”

Other country artists were also big winners during the evening including Carrie Underwood (Favorite Female Country Artist), and Little Big Town (Favorite Country Group).

The Voice star has had plenty to celebrate lately — just this week he earned his 23rd chart-topping single with “A Guy With A Girl.” He kicks off his Doing It To Country Songs tour in Bakersfield, California with Sundance Head and RaeLynn on Feb. 16. 


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