Dan + Shay Take Home Duo Video of the Year at 2019 CMT Music Awards

It was a big night for Dan + Shay. The country music duo made up of Dan Smyers and Shay…


Melinda Lorge

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June 5, 2019


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Dan + Shay; Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT

It was a big night for Dan + Shay. The country music duo made up of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, scooped up a 2019 CMT Music Award for Duo Video of the Year for their heartwarming “Speechless” video, which stars their respective wives.

For Dan + Shay, the win, which was one of eight fan-voted categories, comes after a stellar year, including multiple Grammy wins.

“I just want to thank God for the opportunity to be up here and to wake up next to the real stars of the video, our wives over here Hannah [Billingsley] and Abby [Law],” Mooney said, upon accepting the duo’s award.

Meanwhile, Smyers added, “Thank you all for believing us from day one. You all changed our lives in more ways that you know. Most importantly the fans thank you so much.”

Dan + Shay was presented the award by singer Brandi Carlile and Chris Sullivan of This is Us during the night’s telecast, which aired live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 5). Other stars in the running for the same category included, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae and Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift.

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.