Best Sea Biscuit Victory: Kacey Musgraves
It was a shot heard 'round the country world, as underdog Kacey Musgraves beat out superstar competition the likes of Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Lee Brice for Song of the Year with "Follow Your Arrow" — a breezy tune about how it's OK to smoke weed, be gay and be yourself. CMA voters definitely made a statement to those who criticize the genre as nothing but songs about trucks and tailgate parties. "Do you guys realize what this means for country music?" Musgraves said upon accepting the honor. "I wrote this song with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that this award means so much because our genre was built on simple, good songs about real life."