Dan + Shay Claim CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Title

Dan + Shay; Photo Courtesy CMA
Dan + Shay; Photo Courtesy CMA
Dan + Shay; Photo Courtesy CMA

Dan + Shay took home their second win in the CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year category during The 54th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 11).

The duo was up against some stiff competition in this category. Other nominees in the running for Vocal Duo of the Year included Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Maddie & Tae.

The superstar duo accepted the trophy from The Hollywood Bowl following their performance of “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney quickly thanked their wives, families and their teams during their acceptance speech.

Smyers went on to share that the honor “means the world” to them.

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 Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, 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.