“Country Music’s Biggest Night” is turning into a huge night for Dan + Shay!
The talented duo just nabbed the 2019 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year trophy at The 53rd Annual CMA Awards. This is the pair’s first win in the highly-regarded category after being nominated in the category for several years in a row.
Upon accepting their award, the duo’s Shay Mooney gave a shout out to his grandmother, who was watching the live telecast from her hospital bed.
“This is absolutely incredible. I have so many friends and family watching right now. My grandma’s actually in the hospital right now,” Shay said while gripping the trophy. “Granny, I’m giving a shout-out to you. Thank you so much for teaching me about Jesus, loving people and being a good person. I don’t even know what to say, clearly, but I am so thankful for this. We love country music. It raised us, and taught us so much about empowerment.”
“There are so many people I want to thank right now. But, Shay, I love you man,” Dan Smyers added. “You’re my friend in the world and you’re my favorite singer in the entire world. I’m so thankful I get to do this with you.”
Dan + Shay had some stiff competition leading up to the winning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year award. Other nominees in the running for the same category included Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Maddie & Tae.
Dan + Shay also earned nominations in the categories for Single of the Year for “Speechless” and Album of the Year for their 2018 self-titled studio album, Dan + Shay.