Kelly Clarkson’s wedding: Blake Shelton to officiate

Kelly Clarkson says Blake Shelton will officiate at her wedding to Brandon Blackstock, Shelton’s manager.

“He’s not only singing, he’s marrying us,” Clarkson told “Entertainment Tonight” at Sunday’s 48th Academy of Country Music Awards. “He totally is, he’s done it before with people.”

Shelton, whom Clarkson had no problem referring to as “Reverend Blake,” also will be officiating at the wedding of a bandmate of his wife, Miranda Lambert of the Pistol Annies.


The “American Idol” alum, 30, and Blackstock, who have been dating since late 2011, announced their engagement in December on Twitter. She posted a pic of her striking yellow canary diamond sparkler soon after.

“I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever,” she wrote.

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Clarkson said she’s already picked out her wedding dress and the month of the nuptials, but the date keeps getting moved around because of conflicting schedules. Well, given that the officiant is not only an A-lister, best-selling country singer but also a coach on “The Voice,” an award-show host and husband of ACM Award winner Lambert, we understand.

Apparently, Shelton had a hand in getting Clarkson and Blackstock together.

“I told Brandon, ‘Man, you need to grow up and figure out that you need to marry this girl,’ ” Shelton told Hollyscoop in December. “ ‘I am going on the record saying, I will do the music at the wedding or whatever you want to do, I’ll be that guy,” he says, “I will play for four hours if I have to, cause you need to get you head out of your ... and ask that girl to marry you.’ ”

Well said, Blake.

The wedding is shaping up to be one of country music royalty, since Blackstock is the son of Clarkson’s manager, Narvel Blackstock, who just happens to be married to country legend Reba McEntire, according to People.


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