Those who tune in to the ACM Awards often wonder what the difference is between the Song and Single of the Year categories.
To put it in simple terms, the Song of the Year award is based on songwriting. The award is given to the songwriter(s), publisher(s), and artist(s).
As for the Single of the Year award, it is more so based on commercial success. It is given to the artist(s), producer(s), and record company-label(s).
Five of the past year’s biggest hits were nominated for Single of the Year at the 2022 ACM Awards. The nominees were…
- “Buy Dirt” by Jordan Davis feat. Luke Bryan
- “Famous Friends” by Chris Young and Kane Brown
- “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes
- “If I Didn’t Love You” by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
- “You Should Probably Leave” by Chris Stapleton
The 2022 ACM Awards were held on Monday, March 7 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. After moving off their home network CBS, the ceremony was made available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Dolly Parton, Jimmie Allen, and Gabby Barrett served as the co-hosts of the event.
We finally learned who received the Single of the Year Award when the winner was announced during the ceremony.
Yellowstone stars Luke Grimes (who plays Kayce Dutton) and Kelsey Asbille (who plays Monica Dutton) presented the award. And they announced the winner is…”If I Didn’t Love You” by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood!
“If I Didn’t Love You” was a huge hit for Aldean and Underwood. It was released as a single in July 2021.
The song reached the #1 spot on the Country Airplay chart and the #2 position on the Hot Country Songs chart. It also crossed over to claim the 15th slot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.
“If I Didn’t Love You” was a megahit song, and now it’s and ACM Award-winning tune. Congratulations to Aldean and Underwood on their win!
Head below to watch the official music video for “If I Didn’t Love You.”