POLL: Who Should Win Single Record of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards?
The lineup of nominees this year for Single Record of the Year at the ACMs is a stellar collection of established country stars and some newcomers to the scene. Florida Georgia Line's win in 2017, for "H.O.L.Y.," came against a heavy-hitting list, and 2018 will see an equally difficult choice in the category. The trophy is awarded to artist(s), producer(s) and record label(s).
"Better Man" has won Little Big Town some big recognition, thanks in part to the songwriter, none other than Taylor Swift; the tune earned LBT a Grammys trophy for Best Country Duo / Group Performance earlier this year. But they have competition in Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road," a record-breaking, 25-week No. 1 song.
Chris Stapleton, meanwhile, is nominated in no less than five ACMs categories this year, including this one, for his song "Broken Halos;" the Grammys-winning tune was inspired by the untimely death of one of Stapleton's childhood friends. Midland, too, have a shot with "Drinkin' Problem," their breakout debut single, written with the help of Songwriter of the Year nominees Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
"I'll Name the Dogs" is Blake Shelton's feel-good single, and the first new music he released following his 2016 album If I'm Honest. The return to old-school seems to be serving Shelton well.
Who deserves Single Record of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards? Vote for your pick in the poll below; you can vote as often as once per hour through the end of the day on Thursday, April 12. The Boot's staff will tally the votes and use them for our readers vs. staff predictions before the show.
The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 15, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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