This is awesome,” he said as he held the trophy. “I haven’t gotten one of these from CMT before, and I’ve been jealous over the last few years, so I’m glad to be in the pack.”

Shelton alluded to his high media profile from his personal life and a strong presence on NBC’s The Voice.

“This has been a crazy year from the way it started to how it’s ending so awesome for me,” he said. “So thank ya’ll. This is a great way to end the year for me.”