A Second Chance
Shelton, 34, and Lambert, 27, exchange vows in Boerne, Texas, north of San Antonio. "I'm just excited to be married because I want to tell Blake I really can love him the rest of my life and be happy and make him happy," the bride told PEOPLE before the nuptials, which is attended by Katherine Heigl, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson.
A Big Win
Shelton wins his second male vocalist of the year award at the 2011 CMAs, where his wife Lambert also takes home the female vocalist trophy. "When I wake up tomorrow morning it's going to look like I took this to bed but it won't be the trophy," he tells PEOPLE. "That's how happy I'll be. I expect it to last all night long."
A Fine Bromance
Shelton lands on the cover of PEOPLE with fellow The Voice mentor Adam Levine, discussing their opposites-attract bromance. "We started [complaining] about something early on, and I was like, 'I love this guy. He's as much of a pain as I am!'" Levine says of the country star, who adds, "It's just like we're sitting around the bar, making jabs at each other."
A Winning Night
With Reba McEntire at his side, Shelton co-hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, taking jabs at everyone from Lindsay Lohan to Taylor Swift, whose shocked face he mimics while accepting his first ACM for top male vocalist. "Now this, that was a real shocked face," Shelton says. "I was sitting back there saying the words to Dierks' song ("Home"), 'It's been a long hard ride and there's a ways to go.' That's still the way I feel, and I'm proud to take this home tonight."
The Triple Crown
The clear winner of the night, Shelton brings home trophies for male vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year at the CMA Awards, as well as sharing an emotional win with wife Lambert for song of the year, awarded to their duet, "Over You." "I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14-years-old, and later in life when I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother,'" he says during their acceptance speech.
Another One for the Mantel
For the second year in a row, Shelton brings home the male vocalist of the year award, as well as the trophy for album of the year, at the CMAs. "I just completely did not think this was going to happen this year," he says in his acceptance speech. "Thank you fans, country radio. Thank you everybody!"
BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Chris Pizzello/AP; Tami Chappell/Landov; Isaac Brekken/AP; Taylor Hill/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
- Blake Shelton
- Date of Birth
- June 18, 1976
- Birth Place
- Ada, Okla.
Miranda Lambert, wife (2006 to present)
Kaynette Williams, ex-wife (2003 to 2006)