Steve Martin and Edie Brickell took the stage to present the first award of the night at the 2015 CMA Awards, Single of the Year, which was awarded to Little Big Town for their song "Girl Crush."

When Little Big Town took to the stage to accept their award, they thanked country radio for "having the guts to play it." "Girl Crush," produced by Jay Joyce, was met with controversy when the song first arrived on the scene: Some radio stations allegedly stopped playing the song because listeners were complaining that it promotes a gay agenda, but other radio programmers from around the U.S. said that there were few to zero complaints about the single.

Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey penned the tune, and when LBT members Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman heard it, they immediately wanted to record it.

“I knew as soon as I heard the hook of the first chorus that we had to have this song,” Fairchild recalls. “I’d never heard a jealousy song written like this. It’s definitely one of the best songs I’ve ever heard, and to get to sing it every night is a gift.

In addition to Little Big Town's hit, Kenny Chesney's "American Kids" was nominated for Single of the Year, as was "I Don't Dance" by Lee Brice"Take Your Time" by Sam Hunt and "Talladega" by Eric Church.

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