Dan + Shay And Justin Bieber Take Home Best Country Duo/Group Performance At 2021 GRAMMYs
Dan + Shay took home their third GRAMMY Award on Sunday, March 14! During the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, Dan +…
Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber; Photo by Catherine Powell
Dan + Shay took home their third GRAMMY Award on Sunday, March 14!
During the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber were announced as the winners of Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their collaborative single “10,000 Hours.” Following their win, the superstar duo praised their wives, label, managers, the songwriters and most importantly their fans.
“Oh my God, no way. oh my Lord,” Shay Mooney gushed before Dan Smyers added, “oh my goodness, as you can tell we’re very excited.”
“We have no speech prepared, our families in there, they’re very happy, I love you guys,” Smyers continued. “I always get so nervous at these things, thank you so much to our fans, to Justin’s fans, to Country radio to radio for playing this song. The Academy and everybody who voted for us, it truly means the world. Y’all have changed our lives in more way than you know. Our team, Lisa Raye, our manager Jason Owen, Scooter Braun. This is amazing, my wife Abby, our family, everybody in there I love you guys.”
“My hands are shaking right now, this is absolutely crazy,” Mooney said. “I want to thank my wife, my two little boys at home, Asher and Ames, Hannah thank you so much for supporting us and Hannah and Abby for being our inspiration. I can hardly talk, I’m shaking right now. Our parents, thank you so much, my Dad turns 60 tomorrow, so Happy Birthday Dad, I love you. Thank you for always supporting us growing up.”
The superstar duo went on to thank their label and co-writers Bieber, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jason Boyd and Julian Perretta.
“This song, this Grammy wouldn’t have happened without you guys writing a great song with us,” Smyers added. “We appreciate y’all more than you know and man, this is just incredible.”
Other nominees in the category included Brother Osborne’s “All Night,” Lady A’s “Ocean,” Little Big Town’s “Sugar Coat” and Old Dominion’s “Some People Do.”
The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will feature performances by Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Miranda Lambert, Black Pumas, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, HAIM, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Brittany Howard, Lil Baby, Mickey Guyton, Maren Morris, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch and Harry Styles.
Hosted by Trevor Noah, “Music’s Biggest Night” will air on Sunday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS Television Network.
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