There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:
Grammy Awards of 2003
Alan Jackson for "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
Grammy Awards of 2002
Robert Lee Castleman for "The Lucky One" performed by Alison Krauss & Union Station
Grammy Awards of 2001
Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers for "I Hope You Dance" performed by Lee Ann Womack
Grammy Awards of 2000
Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain for "Come On Over" performed by Shania Twain
Grammy Awards of 1999
Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain] for "You're Still the One" performed by Shania Twain
Grammy Awards of 1998''
Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas for "Butterfly Kisses" performed by Bob Carlisle / Jeff Carson / the Raybon Brothers
Grammy Awards of 1997
Bill Mack for "Blue" performed by LeAnn Rimes
Grammy Awards of 1996
Vince Gill for "Go Rest High on That Mountain"
Grammy Awards of 1995
Gary Baker & Frank J. Meyers for "I Swear" performed by John Michael Montgomery
Grammy Awards of 1994
Lucinda Williams for "Passionate Kisses" performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Grammy Awards of 1993
Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis for "I Still Believe In You", performed by Vince Gill
Grammy Awards of 1992
John Jarvis, Naomi Judd & Paul Overstreet for "Love Can Build a Bridge" performed by The Judds
Grammy Awards of 1991
Don Henry & Jon Vesner for "Where've You Been" performed by Kathy Mattea
Grammy Awards of 1990
Rodney Crowell for "After All This Time"
Grammy Awards of 1989
K.T. Oslin for "Hold Me"
Grammy Awards of 1988
Paul Overstreet & Don Schlitz for "Forever and Ever, Amen" performed by Randy Travis
Grammy Awards of 1987
Jamie O'Hara for "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)" performed by The Judds
Grammy Awards of 1986
Jimmy L. Webb for "Highwayman" performed by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson
Grammy Awards of 1985
Steve Goodman for "City of New Orleans" performed by Willie Nelson
Grammy Awards of 1984
Mike Reid for "Stranger in My House" performed by Ronnie Milsap
Grammy Awards of 1983
Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher & Mark James for "Always on My Mind" performed by Willie Nelson
Grammy Awards of 1982
Dolly Parton for "9 to 5"
Grammy Awards of 1981
Willie Nelson for "On the Road Again"
Grammy Awards of 1980
Debbie Hupp & Bob Morrison for "You Decorated My Life" performed by Kenny Rogers
Grammy Awards of 1979
Don Schlitz for "The Gambler" performed by Kenny Rogers
Grammy Awards of 1978
Richard Leigh for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" performed by Crystal Gayle
Grammy Awards of 1977
Larry Gatlin for "Broken Lady"
Grammy Awards of 1976
Larry Butler & Chips Moman (songwriters) for "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" performed by B.J. Thomas
Grammy Awards of 1975
Billy Sherrill & Norris Wilson for "A Very Special Love Song" performed by Charlie Rich
Grammy Awards of 1974
Kenny O'Dell for "Behind Closed Doors" performed by Charlie Rich
Grammy Awards of 1973
Ben Peters for "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" performed by Charley Pride
Grammy Awards of 1972
Kris Kristofferson for "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
Grammy Awards of 1971
Marty Robbins for "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife"
Grammy Awards of 1970
Shel Silverstein for "A Boy Named Sue" performed by Johnny Cash
Grammy Awards of 1969
Bobby Russell for "Little Green Apples" performed by Roger Miller /O.C. Smith
Grammy Awards of 1968
John Hartford for "Gentle on My Mind" performed by Glen Campbell
Grammy Awards of 1967
Billy Sherrill & Glenn Sutton for "Almost Persuaded", performed by David Houston
Grammy Awards of 1966
Roger Miller for "King Of The Road"
Grammy Awards of 1965
Roger Miller for "Dang Me"