2016 Golden Boot Awards: Vote Now for Song of the Year
The Golden Boot Awards, The Boot’s fan-voted digital awards, are back for a third year in 2016. Each of this year's eight categories features staff-selected nominees who made waves in the country music world from May 2015 through April 2016. Readers can vote for their favorites in each category as often as once per hour through 11:59PM ET on June 5. We'll announce the winners on the site the following Monday (June 6).
There's always that one song: the chorus you can't stop singing, the melody that reminds you of last summer, the lyrics that speak straight to your heart. The six nominees for Song of the Year in the 2016 Golden Boot Awards brought songs to the country music table, so to speak, that we adore. Which one should win?
“Buy Me a Boat” is the title track from Chris Janson's full-length debut, and it earned him a gold certification. But Thomas Rhett's “Die a Happy Man” won the 2016 ACM Awards Single Record of the Year honor -- and also the hearts of his female fans.
Cam's “Burning House” is introspective, and though it's not a showy song, it's gripping to the max. And Tim McGraw's “Humble and Kind” is in that same vein: Its lyrics speak loud and clear, and the message is one that applies to everyone.
Carrie Underwood brought an edge to her music with “Smoke Break": It's country with a rock vibe, co-written with Nashville songwriting standouts Hillary Lindsey and Chris DeStefano. Finally, Chris Young and Cassadee Pope teamed up for “Think of You,” and with two amazing singers, you really can't go wrong.
Be sure to cast your vote ... and may the best song win!
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