This information comes from MusicRow.com.
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
Congrats Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Zach Crowell, and Josh Osborne!
Single of the Year went to Body Like a Backroad, which has been EVERYWHERE. This Sam Hunt single has seen tons of airplay on not only country radio, but pop radio as well. The impact was massive.
It was up against some other amazing songs: Better Man by Little Big Town, Broken Halos by Chris Stapleton, Drinkin’ Problem by Midland, and I’ll Name the Dogs by Blake Shelton.
Fun fact: Songwriter Shane McAnally was nominated FIVE TIMES this year. Sounds like a #poweryear for him!
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
Producer: Zach Crowell
Record Label: MCA Nashville
SONG OF THE YEAR
Congrats Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and John Randall!
“Tin Man” took Song of the Year this year. Congratulations to the writers on an milestone accomplishment! Also in the category was Female by Keith Urban, and Whiskey and You by Chris Stapleton, and Body Like a Back Road by Sam Hunt.
Tin Man – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/SWMBMGBMI/Lonesome Vinyl Music
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Congrats to Rhett Akins!
This was an off-camera award so we didn’t get to see it awarded at the show. Rhett Akins was in the category with Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne.