2012 ACM Award for Album of the Year – Lady Antebellum’s ‘Own the Night’
Lady Antebellum turned in their most focused album yet in September of 2011. 'Own the Night' relied heavily on the pop sound fans have grown to love, but also included songs like 'We Owned the Night' that satisfied critics of that style. A win in this category at the Grammy awards should leave them feeling confident.
This album will win if: ACM voters think like Grammy voters. Traditionally, Grammy voters tend to appreciate more mainstream sounding country, so it was no surprise 'Own the Night' picked up that award in February. It helps that they sold over a million copies in less than six months.