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Neal McCoy is playing at the reception. That alone is pretty big news for the wedding of the year (Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert). I mean, what’s he going to sing? “The Shake”? “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On”? Or maybe Shelton wants him to do “Wink” for his first dance with Lambert? (Actually, McCoy is such a versatile singer, he can handle just about anything they toss his way.) Shelton explained to E! that the only part of the wedding he’s involved with is the music, including the selection of McCoy. “We were at a concert this summer and watched him and we both looked at each other, high-fived and said, ‘There’s our guy.’ And then we said, ‘Whatever it takes to get him there, we’re going to get him there,’” Shelton said. A check of McCoy’s tour schedule does indicate some free time in early May, when the Lambert-Shelton wedding is reportedly taking place. Or maybe Lambert and Shelton are actually so hell bent on getting McCoy to sing, they’ll pick a wedding date to accommodate his schedule.