Dan + Shay won big during Sunday night’s American Music Awards, taking home an impressive three AMA trophies.
The duo took home a win in each of the three categories in which they were nominated: Favorite Duo or Group – Country, Favorite Song – Country and Collaboration of the Year for “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber.
With their all-genre Collaboration of the Year win, Dan + Shay became the first-ever country artists to take home the title.
“Wow, this is absolutely incredible,” Shay Mooney said upon receiving the award for Favorite Song – Country. “Thank you guys so much, this is a huge honor. Thank you to our wives… our team, my two little boys. To the Nashville songwriting community, thank you guys so much for inspiring us every single day. There are so many great songs written in Nashville every day and we know that. So the fact that you chose our song means the absolute world to us. To country radio, thank you for playing our music.”
“This has been the toughest year ever [because] we haven’t been able to be together in person… But I just wanted to say, music has such an incredible power to unify us,” added Dan Smyers. “Music has power to change lives, to save the world. So to all of our fellow artists and nominees, everybody creating art at home: thank you for doing what you do. And the fans – everybody up there [or] watching at home, thank you for everything.”
Dan + Shay’s overall American Music Awards tally climbs to five following Sunday’s wins.
The duo also appeared on the broadcast to perform their latest single, “I Should Probably Go To Bed.”