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Lambert, EYB and Hayes join Church in the single of the year category with LBT’s “Pontoon.”

Like Hayes, the idea of family was on Lambert’s mind. She wrote “Over You” with Shelton. It’s a song Shelton’s late father encouraged him to write about his brother, who died young.

“What an exciting day!” Lambert wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “Country music is a family and we’re gonna have a big reunion in Las Vegas for the ACM Awards. I’m blessed every day and thrilled to be nominated, and it’s extra special to be nominated with Blake for song of the year.”

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