Need You Now wins song of the year
Sunday, February 13, 2011
– Song of the year went to Need You Now
by Lady Antebellum on Sunday at the Grammys.
The award went to songwriters Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Josh Kear. They beat out another country song, The House That Built Me plus three others to take the honor.
"What an amazing year, we are so blown away," said Dave Haywood.
Hillary Scott thanked radio and the fans. "Thge past year has completely changed our lives," she said through tears.
Others nominated were Eminem/Rihanna and Cee-Lo Green.
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