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Blake Shelton -- the singer, songwriter and, most recently, one of the stars of reality music TV series "The Voice" -- came away the big winner in the 46th Country Music Assn. Awards ceremony Thursday in Nashville, winning entertainer, male vocalist and song of the year honors, the latter shared with his wife, Miranda Lambert.
"When I moved to Nashville in 1994, I had two goals: one day to have a gold record, and one day to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry," the 36-year-old Oklahoma native told the crowd looking on in the country music capital's Bridgestone Arena. "Entertainer of the year -- what is this? ... I don't know how this happened, but I freaking love it."
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