Emotions Run High During Blake Shelton’s CMT Music Awards Performance

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Taken off his 2016 album If I’m Honest, Blake Shelton let fans in on the personal heartbreak experienced by the country singer with a notoriously tough exterior. While the album as a whole was no doubt one of the most honest pieces of work fans have seen from the singer, his single “Every Time I Hear That Song” is one of the most emotional.

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Shelton put all his emotions out on the table throughout his 2017 CMT Music Awards performance, taking a heart-wrenching approach to his delivery of the pain-ridden lyrics. While the singer has been absent from many recent award ceremonies, his extremely honest performance tonight more than made up for it.

With a powerful line like “There’s a soundtrack in my mind / That takes me back in time,” Shelton perfectly captured the bittersweet taste of being hit by memories of love with someone you no longer speak to.

Shelton was nominated for “Male Video of the Year” following his revenge-laden music video for his smash hit country song, “Came Here to Forget.”

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You can watch his emotional performance below.

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