25 Years of CMA Song of the Year
In a format that boasts "It all begins with a song" (the motto of the Nashville Songwriters Association International), country music has always relied on story and emotion to grab listeners. Each year the Country Music Association declares one song to be the Song of the Year. Last year's award went to Lee Brice's emotional "I Drive Your Truck." On November 5, we will find out who wins this year's Song of the Year; to tide ourselves over until then, we've compiled a playlist of the winners from the last 25 years. The songs are classic and timeless, and often tug on your hearts strings.