POLL: Who Should Win Song of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards?
Last year, Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow," co-written with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, took home the prize for Song of the Year at the CMA Awards. At the 2015 awards ceremony, there will be five strong contenders vying for Song of the Year with tunes written by some of Nashville's most talented songwriters. Who do you think should win?
Kenny Chesney's "American Kids," written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and McAnally, is one of the singer's most infectious tunes. It's funky, different and certified platinum -- but most of all, it's fun.
“Girl Crush,” sung by Little Big Town and written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose, was a huge hit for the quartet. The point of view from which it's written -- a girl obsessing over the woman who has the man she wants -- makes the tune one of the most unique songs ever in country music, and the mysterious lyrics and melancholy tone (and controversy) drew a whole lot of attention to the deserving song.
“Like a Cowboy," performed by Randy Houser, was written by Brice Long and the singer himself. It's the fourth single from Houser's How Country Feels album, and the love song's lyrics draw inspiration from the cowboy life: "I'll ride in on a sunny day / Sing you a song, steal your heart away / Like a cowboy / Hang my hat like I'm here for a while / Kick off my boots and drive you wild / Like a cowboy."
Eric Church's "Like a Wrecking Ball” was written by the country rocker and Casey Beathard. Church doesn't dance around it: This song is about sex, Church frankly confirms, and he isn't afraid to be descriptive in the lyrics ("That whole house is gonna be shakin’ / I hope those bricks and boards can take it"). The acoustic tune is a nice change of pace for Church, who is known for his heavier songs.
“Take Your Time” was Sam Hunt's second consecutive single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country Songs chart. Hunt, Josh Osborne and McAnally penned the tune, which features some spoken lyrics interspersed throughout. Though it's far different from any of the other songs nominated, fans helped earn it a platinum certification -- twice.
Who do you think should take home Song of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards? Vote as often as once per hour through 11:59PM ET on Oct. 31. We’ll tabulate the results and use them for our 2015 CMA Awards winners predictions the week before the show.
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