The powers that be at NBC’s The Voice are giving the CMA’s reigning Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton a night off to attend the upcoming CMA Awards.

In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Blake revealed he had to blow in a call to NBC’s Bob Greenblatt and ask to move the live rounds to make the November 6th telecast in Nashville.

Blake recalls, “You ever see a girl cry to get out of a speeding ticket? It was more like that type of begging and pleading and crying. I really got to him and he said, ‘Man, I can’t take it. We’ll move the show for you so you can be at your CMA Awards.'”

Blake is up for five CMAs including Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album (Based On A True Story), Music Video (“Boys ‘Round Here”) and Musical Event of the Year (“Boys ‘Round Here” ft. Pistol Annies).