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Song of the Year

When looking up ACM winners, the year shown will be the year prior to the actual award ceremony. Thus, awards given in 1998 will be listed as 1997 awards.

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Year   Songtitle    Artist      Songwriter(s)

1970 For The Good Times Ray Price, Kris Kristofferson
1971 Easy Lovin Freddie Hart, Freddie Hart
1972 The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. Donna Fargo, Yvonne Silver
1973 Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich, Kenny O'Dell
1974 Country Bumpkin Cal Smith, Don Wayne
1975 Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell, Larry Weiss
1976 Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time Mickey Gilley, Baker Knight
1977 Lucille Kenny Rogers, Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum
1978 You Needed Me Anne Murray, Randy Goodrum
1979 It's A Cheatin' Situation Moe Bandy, Sony Throckmorton, Curly Putman
1980 He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones, Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman
1981 You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma David Frizzell/Shelly West, Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant, Larry Collins, James Pinkard
1982 Are The Good Times Really Over Merle Haggard, Merle Haggard
1983 The Wind Beneath My Wings Gary Morris, Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar
1984 Why Not Me The Judds, Harlan Howard, Brent Maher, Sonny Throckmorton
1985 Lost In The Fifties Ronnie Milsap, Fredericke Darris, Michael Reid, Troy Seals
1986 On The Other Hand Randy Travis, Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
1987 Forever And Ever Amen Randy Travis, Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
1988 Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses Kathy Mattea, Charles Nelson, Paul Nelson
1989 Where've You Been Kathy Mattea, Jon Vezner, Don Henry
1990 The Dance Garth Brooks, Tony Arata
1991 Somewhere In My Broken Heart Billy Dean, Billy Dean, Richard Leigh
1992 I Still Believe In You Vince Gill, Vince Gill, John Barlow Jarvis
1993 I Love The Way You Love Me John Michael Montgomery, Victoria Shaw, Chuck Cannon
1994 I Swear John Michael Montgomery, Gary Baker, Frank Myers
1995 The Keeper of the Stars Tracy Byrd, Dickey Lee, Karen Staley, Danny Mayo
1996 Blue LeAnn Rimes, Bill Mack
1997 It's Your Love Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Stephony Smith
1998 Holes in the Floor of Heaven Steve Wariner, Steve Wariner, Billy Kirsch
1999 Amazed Lonestar, Marv Green, Aimee Mayo
2000 I Hope You Dance Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers
2001 Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) Alan Jackson
2002 I'm Movin On Rascal Flatts, Phillip Brian White, David Vincent Williams
2003 Three Wooden Crosses Randy Travis, Douglas Johnson, Kim Williams
2004 Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw, Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman
2005 Believe Brooks & Dunn, Ronnie Dunn, Craig Wiseman
2006 Give It Away George Strait, Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson
2007 Stay Jennifer Nettles
2008 In Color Jamey Johnson

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