Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton: Behind The Song

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With the ACMs just weeks away, Radio.com thought they'd delve a little deeper into nominees like Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and even the award show's co-host Blake Shelton's ACM-nominated tracks to find out what they're about and how they came together. Have a look at each individual track by these country superstars:

"We Were Us"


Taken from the famed country crooner's latest album, Fuse, this heartfelt tune (featuring Miranda Lambert!) from Keith Urban wasn't originally meant to feature another singer. "We Were Us" is up for Vocal Event of the Year at the ACMs, and as Urban's whopping 16th no.1 hit on the charts, the lyrical content of the duet may be melancholic, but with such an upbeat melody and tempo behind it, it's a definite fan favorite.


"Mama's Broken Heart"


Leave it to Miranda Lambert to pen a killer breakup anthem! But did you know that "Mama's Broken Heart" was also written by...Kacey Musgraves? That's right, the up-and-coming country star helped write Lambert's dramatic ballad about getting through a breakup the modern way. Women have come a long way in terms of progression, so the generation comparisons that run through this biting track is totally represented in the lyrics.


"Boys 'Round Here"


If you want to get to know Blake Shelton for who he really is, just look at the lyrics to "Boys 'Round Here". The idea for the song started with Shelton glancing at a Beatles poster, and he thought to himself that even though the iconic British group was what everybody was raised on, he himself as a country boy just couldn't relate to their music. How about that! The lyrics basically paint a picture about how The Voice judge grew up, reppin' the Southern lifestyle that many country artists came accustomed to.


For more Behind The Song features from the likes of Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, and more, head on over to radio.com.

The ACM Awards go down on Sunday, April 6th, at 8pm EST on CBS. Be sure to tune in!