Stapleton wins ACM Song of Year honor
Friday, April 3, 2015
– Chris Stapleton won the first award of the night at the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, "Song of the Year," for "Nobody to Blame."
Stapleton, who has made a habit of winning honors despite being left of center in the country community, said, ""You got to be kidding me. I thought were going to get girl crushed on this one," Stapleton said. He was referring to "Girl Crush," the megahit from Little Big Town that was nominated along with Cam's "Burning House." Fellow songwriters Barry Bales and Ronnie Bowman shared the award with Stapleton onstage in Las Vegas.
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