Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber united to perform their hit duet “10,000 Hours” at the 54th annual CMA Awards.
The superstar pairing performed the hit song live from an empty Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.
Dan Smyers told ABC Radio that Bieber is “very grateful to be having this moment in country music right now.” Smyers continued: “to get to do it on national television for the first time is a bit nerve-wracking, but it’s going to be amazing, I know Justin’s fans are fired up. So are ours. And it’s going to be a good moment for us… the song has accomplished so many cool things, so it’s going to be a bit of a celebration for us.”
“10,000 Hours” is a collaborative track that was released in October of 2019 via a music video that features the superstar trio of artists as well as their wives.
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The superstar country duo and Bieber received 4 nods including Single Of The Year (“10,000 Hours”), Vocal Duo Of The Year, Musical Event Of The Year (“10,000 Hours”) and Music Video Of The Year (“10,000 Hours”).
The 54th Annual CMA Awards also featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Rascal Flatts, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion and Kelsea Ballerini.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Reba McEntire featuring Darius Rucker, Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth, Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley as well as Thomas Rhett together with McEntire and Chris Tomlin. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne and Ashley McBryde paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels.
Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, “Country Music’s Biggest Night” aired on Wednesday, November 11 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.