2018 CMA Awards: Single of the Year Declared

2018 cma awards single of the year

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It was a showdown between singles by Chris Stapleton, Midland, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line, and Dan + Shay!

The 2018 CMA Awards Single of the Year nominees were “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell),
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland (Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne; Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank), “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean Feat. Miranda Lambert (Producer: Michael Knox; Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun), “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha Feat. Florida Georgia Line (Producer: Willshire; Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea), and “Tequila,” Dan + Shay (Producer: Scott Hendricks and Dan Smyers; Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano).

In the end, “Broken Halos” took home the award! Congrats!

Past ‘Single of the Year’ Winners

1967 “There Goes My Everything;” Jack Greene; Decca Records
1968 “Harper Valley P.T.A.;” Jeannie C. Riley; Plantation Records
1969 “A Boy Named Sue;” Johnny Cash; Columbia Records
1970 “Okie From Muskogee;” Merle Haggard; Capitol Nashville
1971 “Help Me Make It Through The Night;” Sammi Smith; Mega Records
1972 “The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.;” Donna Fargo; Dot Records
1973 “Behind Closed Doors;” Charlie Rich; Epic Records
1974 “Country Bumpkin;” Cal Smith; MCA Nashville
1975 “Before The Next Teardrop Falls;” Freddy Fender; ABC Dot Records
1976 “Good Hearted Woman;” Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson; RCA Records
1977 “Lucille;” Kenny Rogers; United Artists Records
1978 “Heaven’s Just A Sin Away;” The Kendalls; Ovation Records
1979 “The Devil Went Down to Georgia;” Charlie Daniels Band; Epic Records
1980 “He Stopped Loving Her Today;” George Jones; Epic Records
1981 “Elvira;” Oak Ridge Boys; MCA Nashville
1982 “Always On My Mind;” Willie Nelson; Columbia Records
1983 “Swingin;’” John Anderson; Warner Bros. Records
1984 “A Little Good News;” Anne Murray; Capitol Nashville
1985 “Why Not Me;” The Judds; RCA Records/Curb Records
1986 “Bop;” Dan Seals; EMI America Records
1987 “Forever And Ever, Amen;” Randy Travis; Warner Bros. Records
1988 “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses;” Kathy Mattea; PolyGram Records
1989 “I’m No Stranger To The Rain;” Keith Whitley; RCA Records; produced by Garth Fundis and Keith Whitley
1990 “When I Call Your Name;” Vince Gill; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown
1991 “Friends In Low Places;” Garth Brooks; Capitol Nashville; produced by Allen Reynolds
1992 “Achy Breaky Heart;” Billy Ray Cyrus; Mercury Nashville; produced by John Cotton and Joe Scaife
1993 “Chattahoochee;” Alan Jackson; Arista Nashville; produced by Keith Stegall
1994 “I Swear;” John Michael Montgomery; Atlantic Records; produced by Scott Hendricks
1995 “When You Say Nothing At All;” Alison Krauss & Union Station; BNA Records; produced by Randy Scruggs
1996 “Check Yes Or No;” George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
1997 “Strawberry Wine;” Deana Carter; Capitol Nashville; produced by Chris Farren
1998 “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven;” Steve Wariner; Capitol Nashville; produced by Steve Wariner
1999 “Wide Open Spaces;” Dixie Chicks; Monument Records; produced by Blake Chancey and Paul Worley
2000 “I Hope You Dance;” Lee Ann Womack (with special guest appearance by Sons of the Desert); MCA Nashville; produced by Mark Wright
2001 “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow;” The Soggy Bottom Boys; Lost Highway Records; produced by T Bone Burnett
2002 “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning);” Alan Jackson; Arista Nashville; produced by Keith Stegall
2003 “Hurt;” Johnny Cash; Lost Highway Records; produced by Rick Rubin (most years between wins – Johnny Cash 34)
2004 “Live Like You Were Dying;” Tim McGraw; Curb Records; produced by Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and Darran Smith
2005 “I May Hate Myself In The Morning;” Lee Ann Womack; MCA Nashville; produced by Byron Gallimore
2006 “Believe;” Brooks & Dunn; Arista Nashville; produced by Tony Brown, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn
2007 “Before He Cheats;” Carrie Underwood; 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville; produced by Mark Bright
2008 “I Saw God Today;” George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
2009 “I Run To You;” Lady Antebellum; Capitol Records Nashville; produced by Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley
2010 “Need You Now;” Lady Antebellum; Capitol Records Nashville; produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum (only back-to-back winner – Lady Antebellum)
2011 “If I Die Young;” The Band Perry; Republic Nashville; Produced by Paul Worley
2012 “Pontoon;” Little Big Town; Capitol Records Nashville; Produced by Jay Joyce
2013 “Cruise;” Florida Georgia Line; Republic Nashville; Produced by Joey Moi
2014 “Automatic;” Miranda Lambert; RCA Nashville; Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
2015 “Girl Crush;” Little Big Town; Capitol Records Nashville; Produced by Jay Joyce
2016 “Die A Happy Man;” Thomas Rhett; The Valory Music Co.; Produced by Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure; Mix Engineer Justin Niebank
2017 “Blue Ain’t Your Color” Keith Urban

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