The other nominees are Blake Shelton's "Based On A True Story…" (which won the Country Music Assn. award for Album of the Year in November), Jason Aldean's "Night Train," Tim McGraw's "Two Lanes Of Freedom" and Kacey Musgraves "Same Trailer Different Park."
The other nominees are Little Big Town's "Your Side Of The Bed" (the quartet won the CMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year), The Civil Wars' "From This Valley" and two collabos: "Don't Rush" by Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill and "You Can't Make Old Friends" by Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton.
The other nominees in the category are Lee Brice's "I Drive Your Truck," Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy" and Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel."
The song's strongest rival is Taylor Swift's "Begin Again." Swift has won in this category twice, for "White Horse" (which she co-wrote with Liz Rose) and "Mean." A third win would put her in a tie with Josh Kear for the most wins in the history of the category. Kear won for co-writing Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and the Carrie Underwood hits "Before He Cheats" and "Blown Away."
The other nominees are Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round" (which she co-wrote with Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne), the Miranda Lambert hit "Mama's Broken Heart" (written by Brandy Clark, McAnally & Musgraves) and the Blake Shelton hit "Mine Would Be You" (written by Alexander, Harrington & Deric Ruttan).
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