Last night (11/22), Dan + Shay added three American Music Awards to their tally of awards. The duo won each of their categories: Favorite Duo or Group – Country, Favorite Song – Country and Collaboration of the Year for “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber. With the latter win, Dan + Shay became the first ever country artists to take home the all-genre Collaboration title.
Shay Mooney said during the show, “Wow, this is absolutely incredible. 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.”
Dan Smyers added, “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. 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.”
Tonight’s wins add to the duo’s two previous American Music Awards for a total of five.