What we weren't expecting was Adkins to make a jab at Shelton's very public dating life!
"There's not a whole lot this guy can't do," he said. "Other than keep his love life private."
What seemed like a harsh comment, was all fun and games. Adkins and Shelton have been good friends for over 15 years, according to Adkins.
He also had some good things to say about the honoree.
"Blake Shelton’s a man who knows how to handle a country song. He’s a man who knows how to handle a chain saw. He’s a huge star and I think my favorite thing about him is the fact that he has no idea that he’s a big star."
Shelton ran onstage to hug Adkins and even showered him with kisses! If that doesn't prove that the two are close, we don't know what does!
Watch Shelton's acceptance speech below.
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