Blake Shelton’s ‘God’s Country’ Takes Home Single of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards

The winner for Single of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards has been selected! The high achievement, which recognizes…


Melinda Lorge

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November 13, 2019


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Blake Shelton; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Musicians On Call

The winner for Single of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards has been selected!

The high achievement, which recognizes Artist(s), Producer(s), and the Mix Engineer, was announced immediately after the star-studded opening monologue.

Country superstar Blake Shelton, Producer Scott Hendricks along with Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank received the trophy for Shelton’s single, “God’s Country,” featured on his upcoming album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. 

“These two guys are the reason that record sounds like it does. I want to thank the songwriters, country radio,” Shelton said after accepting the award from presenters Lara Spencer and Deana Carter. “I don’t know how this is going to go tonight, but I want to dedicate this to Busbee and Earl Thomas Conley, that we lost this year. Thank you guys so much!” 

This is Shelton’s first win in the category for Single of the Year.

Aside from nabbing Single of the Year, Shelton earned nominations in categories including, Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year, which went out to Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow” and Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road (Remix),” respectively.

Congratulations, Blake Shelton!

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.