Ricky Van Shelton is not Blake Shelton's father. They are not related in any way. Blake has said that is the question that he is asked the most. Ricky Van Shelton retired from the music business in 2006 to spend more time with his family.
Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert recently won Song of the Year at the November 1, 2012 CMA Country Music Awards for their song Over You. The song was written about the death of Shelton's brother, Richie Shelton, who died from a car accident in 1990.
Shelton also won Entertainer of the Year and his third consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year award.