Blake Shelton is pretty used to being nominated for big awards, but that doesn’t mean he’s not ecstatic to receive more nods at the CMAs this year. The ‘God Gave Me You’ hitmaker has racked up four new nominations in 2012. Meanwhile, 20-year-old Hunter Hayes is enjoying the first CMA nomination — and he’s eternally grateful.
Country music artists have always been known for their charitable efforts, and now three of the genre’s elite are being recognized with nominations for 2012 VH1 Do Something! Awards. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will compete for their respective trophies, which are awarded to artists who blaze the trail for community service and involvement.