Blake Shelton won the award for Top Country Artist during the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, November 15.
The country superstar was present to accept the award in person, while his soon-to-be wife, Gwen Stefani, supported him from the car in the parking lot and he made sure to thank her for the inspiration she gives him as an artist.
“Wow. This is crazy. This is absolutely insane,” Shelton started his acceptance speech. “I’m so happy that we’re able to have this award show in spite of everything.”
Shelton continued: “Me and my team should be thanking all the fans out there who voted for this thing, And I don’t spend a lot of time on social media anymore, but when I do look at it, all I see is fans retweeting and voting for—lately, for the People’s Choice Awards. Thank you so much.”
The “God’s Country” singer then went on to thank his fiancée Stefani saying: “Thank you to my new fiancée, Gwen Stefani, That’s S-t-e-f-a-n-i, if you need to Google it to figure out who she is. Thanks for the inspiration and I love you guys, thank you.”
Stefani revealed in an Instagram live that she was outside the venue in their car overwhelmed with excitement for him.
Shelton and Stefani got engaged in late October.