Behind the Song: Miranda Lambert's ACM-Nominated 'Mama's Broken Heart'"I feel like women in my grandmother's generation were expected to put on a pretty face and not really show their crazy sides," Kacey Musgraves said, describing the ideas behind the three-time ACM-Award nominated song she cowrote with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. "Now, it's a bit different."
Behind the Song: Tim McGraw's 'Highway Don't Care'It's a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album' Two Lanes of Freedom.' McGraw was drawn to it's "timeless" quality.
Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves' 'Merry Go 'Round'"When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for 'Merry Go 'Round' because I'm out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I'm really glad that was my first thing to say to the world."
Behind the Song: Hunter Hayes' 'I Want Crazy'“‘Crazy’ was just my way of saying, ‘That’s real love. When you feel like you’ve gone crazy. That’s when you’ve actually gotten something right.’”
Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend's 'Diane Young'Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated 'Modern Vampires of the City' went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.
Behind the Song: Darius Rucker's 'Wagon Wheel'“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.' It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain."
Behind The Song: Lorde's 'Royals'"I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song," Lorde told Radio.com, "which was, 'We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams,' was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young."
Behind the Song: Katy Perry's 'Roar'"I am woman, hear me roar." It's the simple phrase that Helen Reddy sang in 1971 and 42 years later would inspire Katy Perry, along with her co-writer Bonnie McKee, to write "Roar."
Behind the Song: Sara Bareilles' 'Brave'If Sara Bareilles ends up winning the Best Pop Solo Performance GRAMMY for "Brave," she owes Sara Quin an Edible Arrangement or at least a thank you card.
Behind the Song: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'One thing is clear: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" was the most talked about song of the summer and now it's up for 4 GRAMMYs including Record of the Year. Thicks says it's all due to Pharrell and a rather racy video.
Behind The Song: Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton's ACM-Nominated 'Over You'
Behind The Song: The Eli Young Band's ACM-Nominated 'Even If It Breaks Your Heart'
Behind The Song: Hunter Hayes' 'Wanted' Gets Multiple ACM Award Nominations
Behind The Song: Carrie Underwood "Blown Away"
Behind The Song: Muse's "Madness"