Back in December, Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the first season of ‘American Idol’,  announced her engagement to her manager, Brandon Blackstock over Twitter. She also posted pictures of her wedding ring which is a beautiful yellow canary diamond. Kelly and Brandon had been dating since late 2011 and the couple couldn’t be happier to be taking the next big step.

Now it has been announced that country singer Blake Shelton will be involved in their wedding. He will be a busy guy on the big day because he will be officiating the ceremony and he will be performing later at the reception. When asked about it on Entertainment Tonight, Clarkson gushed and said that it was true and that he had done it before. Blake Shelton is performing the same function that he is doing for Kelly and Brandon as he did for Ashley Monroe who is in the band, Pistol Annies. She seems to be really happy and excited that Shelton will have such a big part in their wedding.

One of the reasons that he was asked to do this has to do with the fact that he had had a big part in their relationship. Shelton admitted that he sat Brandon down and told him that he had to grow up and marry her and even kind of bribed him by saying that he would play for four hours at the wedding or do whatever he had to if he would just propose already. He finally did, and as we all know, she said yes!

Kelly Clarkson has reportedly picked out her wedding dress and the month, but has not been able to find an exact day yet because of conflicting schedules, but she will probably be able to find a date that will work for everyone.

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