In choosing "House," written by Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, the Academy of Country Music bypassed its other song of the year recipients from this decade -- including three Lambert co-wrote.
What's the country song of the decade? According to the Academy of Country Music, it's "The House That Built Me," which Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin co-wrote and Miranda Lambert recorded for her 2009 album, Revolution. The ACM gave all three principals a song of the decade award, as part of a planned series of ACM decade awards.
At the 46th annual ACM Awards on April 3, 2011, "The House That Built Me" won awards for single record, song and video of the year.
"The House That Built Me" also won song of the year at that year's CMA Awards. At the Grammy Awards, it was nominated for best country song and for the all-genre song of the year award. It lost in both categories to another country crossover smash: Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now."