POLL: Who Should Win Single Record of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards?
With a pool of nominees that includes Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney, Single Record of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards is a serious competition. Lee Brice and Florida Georgia Line round out the nominees, so without further ado, let's look at the songs in the running.
Chesney's groovy "American Kids" was the lead single off of his record The Big Revival and has the honor of being certified platinum -- and it's easy to see why: This song is unbelievably catchy (but not in an irritating way), fresh and contemporary.
Another strong contender is Lambert's mid-tempo "Automatic," the lead single from her fifth studio album, Platinum. The tune has seen its fair share of accolades thus far, winning Single of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards and receiving two Grammy nominations. Lambert is the current champion in this category; her hit "Mama's Broken Heart" won in 2014.
Also in the running for Single Record of the Year are FGL, whose "Dirt" goes against the grain of what the high-energy duo normally puts out to the masses. "You know you came from it / Someday you'll return to it" is the tagline of the tune, which broke a record for radio adds in a single week.
Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" is certified platinum, and for good reason. The third single from his seventh studio album, Riser, is a song that, upon first listen, sounds lighthearted, but there's also an underlying feeling of loneliness throughout it. This tune was Bentley's second-highest-peaking song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Last, but certainly still a contender, is Brice's "I Don't Dance," which he co-wrote and which became the fastest-certified platinum country single of 2014. It's the most romantic song in this ACM category and shows off his musical diversity -- plus, it was originally written for his then-fiancee and now wife, and Brice connected so well with the song that it became the title track and lead single for his third record.
Which of these nominees deserves to win Single Record of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards? Vote as often as once an hour in the poll below until the end of the day on April 15. We’ll tabulate the results and use them for our 2015 ACM Awards winners predictions the week before the show.
The 2015 ACM Awards will air live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 19 at 8PM ET on CBS.