Is Blake Shelton “America’s husband,” as one of Radio.com’s music experts describes him, or our “drunk uncle”? Either way, the ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee is certainly one of country music’s highest-profile (and most well-loved) artists today.

So it’s little surprise that Blake is one of five nominees for the prestigious Entertainer of the Year honor at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Check out what our Radio.com panel of experts has to say about Blake–and see what led to his ACM nomination–in this installment of Inside the Entertainer of the Year.

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Our panel of experts included Marci Braun and Drew Walker of Chicago’s US99.5; Dr. Don, Rachael Hunter, and Steve Grunwald of Detroit’s 99.5 WYCD; The Boot‘s Beville DunkerleyGrady Smith and Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly; author Alan Light (The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah”); and Radio.com’s Annie ReuterKurt Wolff, and Courtney Smith.

See all five of our Inside the Entertainer of the Year video profiles. 

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And read more about Blake Shelton on Radio.com.