He says bad words and tells bad jokes and fights with people like Adam Levine. But make no mistake — no one has a more loving or giving heart than Blake Shelton. And it’s this heart that was on display earlier this year when “The Voice” coach showed off some good ol’ love during a fan interaction that is now nominated for Fan Moment of the Year at the Rare Country Awards.
Up against fellow good-hearted artists Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and Scotty McCreery, Blake’s moment was with a very nervous, yet adorable seven-year-old fan Daisy Prescott. When little Daisy was given the chance to meet Blake at Bayou Country Superfest in New Orleans earlier this year, she experienced a bit of stage fright.
However, that didn’t deter Blake.
Instead, the country music superstar tracked little Daisy down, and on May 28, the two got to share a much overdue hug. Of course, this was no ordinary hug. This was a hug for a little girl battling some big challenges – specifically the autoimmune disease Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM).
In a Facebook post earlier this year, Daisy’s mom wrote, “Her face at first was horrified. Then, sobbing, she RUNS about three feet and slams into BS giving him a huuuuuge hug. And he melts! He held her, hugged her tight and kissed her head. He bent down and kept on hugging saying, ‘Sweetie! I didn’t mean to make you cry!’”
And while many fans have been lucky enough to meet the artists they love, it’s this meeting that makes you believe that sometimes, a hug can do what doctors and medicine can’t.
It’s now up to you to decide the winner at RareCountryAwards.com. Voting begins Nov. 13 and goes until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert on Dec. 14.