Love Comes First for Blake Shelton

Was Gwen Stefani His Good-Luck Charm?

Did you hear the collective sighs of all the women tuned in to the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 21)?

When Blake Shelton took the stage to accept his top country artist award, he gave his girlfriend Gwen Stefani the sweetest, most romantic compliment ever.

“Wow! That was pretty cool. I had a good feeling. I felt like I was the luckiest guy in the room anyway because Gwen is here with me, so I had a good feeling about it,” Shelton said.

It was as if he was trying to get nominated for some kind of a Most Loving Boyfriend award. Which he’d win, hands down.

Shelton went on to thank the people who put him there: the fans.

“I know this award is based on facts and industry things, sales and streaming and radio airplay and all that stuff,” he said. “But I think, if it weren’t for the fans, we wouldn’t have the sales and ticket sales and the airplay. Thank you fans, first and foremost.”

He beat out Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, and Jason Aldean for the country honor.

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