OFFSTAGE: Kelly Clarkson Gives BB Award to Reba’s Stepson

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

And the best boyfriend goes to: Brandon Blackstock! At least, that’s what his girlfriend Kelly Clarkson thinks. She tweeted Wednesday (Aug. 15) that her boyfriend wins the award because he flew in to surprise her when she was having a really bad day. “I’m very lucky he loves me so much. Please don’t settle ladies! Great men are out there! Or great ladies depending on what team you bat for,” she said. Blackstock is Reba McEntire’s stepson and the son of Narvel Blackstock, Clarkson’s manager. Her bad day was due, in part, to her black poodle’s very bad day. “I had the worst day yesterday because my little baby Joplin, one my dogs, almost died, and I was a wreck. He is now at a vet hospital and doing better. Please say a prayer for him.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.