Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Tishomingo country music star Blake Shelton’s music video for his “Footloose” cover.
Shelton, who is in the midst of a breakout year, will compete for five trophies, including the top prize, entertainer of the year, tonight during the 45th CMA Awards. The Ada native tied Paisley, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift as all received five nominations each and all are nominated in the entertainer of the year category, along with Keith Urban.
Along with his entertainer nomination, Shelton, who lives in Tishomingo, will defend his title as reigning CMA male vocalist of the year and contend for album of the year for “All About Tonight” and single of the year for “Honey Bee,” both produced by Clinton native Scott Hendricks. In addition, Shelton, a celebrity coach on the hit reality TV show “The Voice,” is nominated for video of the year for “Honey Bee,” directed by Trey Fanjoy.
“To be honest, I secretly hoped that I’d get this nomination one day, but I never thought I actually would,” Shelton said on his website after he received his first entertainer of the year nomination.
Shelton will open the CMA Awards by performing “Footloose,” which he covered for the recent remake of the 1984 film, and he will be joined by ‘80s soundtrack guru Kenny Loggins, who cut the famous original version of the movie theme.
The 45th Annual CMA Awards air live from 7 to 10 tonight on ABC, with Checotah native Carrie Underwood and Paisley co-hosting. helton, his wife Miranda Lambert, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts and Underwood, who all have Oklahoma ties, are all nominated for awards and have been invited to join the star-studded lineup of performers.
Follow along with my CMA Awards live blog when the show starts in mere moments!