Blake Shelton gave old and newcomer fans alike a dose of his greatest hits during his performance at the ACM Awards on Sunday.
The 44-year-old fiancé of Gwen Stefani, 51, hit the ACM stage in Nashville and began his medley of hits with his debut single, “Austin,” a record which rewarded Shelton with his first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart back in 2001.
Donning his signature blue jeans and a member’s only-style jacket over a simple blue collared shirt, the “Voice” judge then flipped the decades and turned to something a little more current and performed his latest single, “Minimum Wage,” which will appear on his forthcoming studio album, “Body Language,” on May 21.
“Best surprise @blakeshelton singing Austin #ACMAwards,” wrote one viewer along with a red heart-eyed emoji. “@blakeshelton Excellent performance on ACMs! Austin has always been a favorite. Congrats on 20 years!” said another fan.
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In addition to his flashback to nostalgia, Shelton and Stefani were also nominated for music event of the year for their No. 1 hit duet, “Nobody But You.” The award went to Carly Pearce and Lee Brice for their song, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”
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Shelton recently revealed that he’s hoping to wed Stefani before they get “sucked back in” to working on “The Voice.”
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“Hopefully this summer,” he said last month on the “Today” show’s “Hoda & Jenna” segment. “I think we’re right here at the point with COVID, it looks like it might be OK, but I don’t know so that’s tentatively the plan.”