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Blake Shelton has made it possible for him to keep his commitment to "The Voice" and attend next month's Country Music Association Awards. 

The country star tells "Access Hollywood" all he had to do was ask. Blake explains that he's not wielding all kinds of star power and controlling network. He says he'd "like to sit here and tell you it was like John Wayne calling."  However, the singer claims his conversation with NBC's Bob Greenblatt was actually comparable to someone crying to get out of a speeding ticket. 

Shelton explains that it was "more like that type of begging and pleading and crying" - but adds that it worked. He says Greenblatt agreed to reschedule the reality show.

A live episode of "The Voice" was originally slated for November 6th, which is the night of the 47th annual CMA Awards. Shelton is in the running in five categories heading into the country music event, including the top prize of Entertainer of the Year.

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