Blake Shelton Sings Of Immense Heartbreak During Emotional CMT Award Performance

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One of the most bittersweet moments is being caught in a happy memory surrounding someone you no longer speak to. While Blake Shelton often projects a somewhat “tough guy” exterior, the country singer let his guard down for an emotionally-charged performance of his latest single, “Every Time I Hear That Song.”

The country superstar poured his heart and soul into his performance, taking a heart-wrenching approach to his delivery of the pain-ridden lyrics. While Shelton may have skipped out on recent award ceremonies, his honest and pure performance demonstrated here tonight more than makes up for it.

“Every Time I Hear That Song” was released as the fifth single off Shelton’s tenth studio album If I’m Honest. After being released as single in February 2017, the song has since sold 93,000 copies and climbed to No.8 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

Shelton was nominated for his revenge-filled music video for “Came Here to Forget” telling the story of a heartbroken man attempting to fill the hole a past lover left in his heart by the touch of another.

You can watch his emotional performance below.