Blake Shelton told Seth Meyers during a visit to NBC’s Late Night Tuesday night, the he fully expects to be teased at the upcoming CMA awards about his recent divorce from fellow country star, Miranda Lambert.
“This year’s gonna be awkward at the CMAs, speaking of jokes,” Blake said about the one liners he’s anticipating from at his expense during co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s opening monologue. “There’s gotta be one about me and Miranda. Brad Paisley is not doing his job if he doesn’t look down [at me in the audience] and go, ‘Ha-ha!’ He’s gotta do it. . . You have to address the elephant in the room.”
Blake figures he’s fair game. “We’ve had conversations like, ‘OK dude, I’ll go sit there and let you kick me in the face a few times.’ I know it’s coming,” he said. “If you’re in the country industry, it really is a family —a big, inbred family.”
While Brad might be willing take a few jabs at Blake, Carrie is not. The singer told The Tennessean, in a recent interview, that she’s not comfortable making light of the recent spate of country music divorces, including Blake and Miranda and Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock.
“Everyone’s been asking about the wave of breakups we’ve had in Nashville,” she said. “I’m like, ‘These people are our friends.’ We’ll poke fun at things we know people will laugh at, but I can’t see us going there. I’d have to put my foot down on that one.”
Rest easy, Blake!
Via Rolling Stone