KHAZ Country Music News: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Going Head-to-Head for Top Prize at ACM Awards Sunday

American Country Awards 2011 - Backstage And AudienceBlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are two of the five country stars up for Entertainer of the Year at Sunday’s 48th Annual ACM Awards.  They also happen to be husband and wife, so is going head-to-head for one of country music’s top prizes causing any tension in their marriage?

“No. I think it’s awesome!” says Miranda.  “I just hope he doesn’t win.”

Miranda’s only joking about not wanting her hubby to win the fan-voted Entertainer trophy, but she’s not telling him that.

Miranda says, “He was like, ‘Well, who do you want to win?’ I was like, ‘Jason Aldean.’  He was like, ‘What do you mean?’  I was like, ‘I’ll be jealous if you win.'”

In all seriousness, Miranda is really proud of all Blake has accomplished in his career, and he feels the same way about her.  While Blake would love to take that ACM Entertainer of the Year trophy, he is pulling just as hard for Miranda to win it.

“I know how hard she works and I know how important performing is to her,” Blake explains.  “She has it in her way more than I do to be on the road.  She’s at home more than two weeks, she’s wishing that she had a gig.  She loves to play.  She loves everything that comes along with performing live at a concert.”

Blake and Miranda’s group Pistol Annies will team up with Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan to open Sunday night’s ACM Awards with a performance on Blake’s new single “Boys ‘Round Here.”  Blake and Luke co-host the show, airing live that night at 8 Eastern on CBS.

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