Cheers to Blake Shelton! As one of the CMT Artists of The Year, he was treated to a performance of his hit “Neon Light” by some of the biggest names in the biz: Darius Rucker, Cassadee Pope and Raelynn!
Blake Shelton, 39, is such a huge star, that his tribute performance at the CMT Artists of The Year ceremony, held on December 2, came before the opening credits even ran! With Darius Rucker, Cassadee Pope and Raelynn on stage, the three stars tackled his amazing hit “Neon Light.” What an incredible start to the night!
We had a feeling that Blake’s tribute was going to be extra special, but we didn’t quite expect that! Blake’s had an insanely successful year, and he deserves every award he gets. He turned one of the hardest years of his life into something amazing, and that has to be recognized! Darius, Raelynn and Cassadee — two of Blake’s winners on The Voice! — sang their hearts out on “Neon Lights.” Standing side-by-side on a simple stage, no frills necessary, they let Blake’s song be the focus of their time in the spotlight. We’re kind of hoping he cuts a new mix with the three of them!
This was the first time Blake was ever recognized as a CMT Artist of The Year, and his heartfelt speech after the tribute performance reflected his genuine emotion and happiness at the moment. He thanked everyone who made his music successful, and noted that he hadn’t had the best luck personally in 2015. But that’s nothing compared to the career goals he reached. You don’t just become one of the artists of the year for nothing! CLICK HERE to buy Blake’s album!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think about Blake’s performance? Tell us in the comments!