2012 ACM Award for Song of the Year – Lady Antebellum, ‘Just a Kiss’
The debut single from Lady Antebellum's 'Own the Night' album kicked off the most successful era of their career: now. 'Just a Kiss' was a late addition to the project, written to give Hillary Scott an uptempo cut on the album. She and Charles Kelley sing about the excitement of a new relationship and how it's sometimes difficult to restrain one's urges.
This song will win if: Chart and sales figures are considered alongside a band's popularity and the strength of the lyric. This is a big-time song from one of the hottest artists in country music, and the parameters of what voters should consider in this category are vague. If one considers the big picture, Lady Antebellum will win.