Blake Shelton is the new 2014 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year -- and this is his fifth time winning the award.

The strapping singer bounded onstage when his name was announced and began with a simple "I love you." Then, he made sure to give a shootout to his buddy Luke Bryan, saying, "I love you. So let me just say that I really thought Luke was going to win this thing this year!"

Then, he added, "I could not be more proud to win this award tonight. This means so much to me; this is a big night for my family, so it's amazing to be a part of this."

He and his wife Miranda Lambert were huge winners at this year's CMAs, with the songstress winning four of her nine nominations and Shelton winning one. But here's the kicker: It was Shelton's fifth straight time winning Male Vocalist of the Year and his wife's fifth time winning Female Vocalist of the Year -- something to definitely be proud of.

Shelton concluded with, "I also want to say one thing: They put a book under our seats before the show, and it says who the past winners are. I saw tonight my all-time hero has never won one of these, and I want to dedicate this to Earl Thomas Conley."

Congratulations to the 'Neon Light' hitmaker on his big win of the evening!