Dan + Shay won their second consecutive ACM Award for Duo of the Year on Sept. 16.
“Now more than ever, everyone in country music, every touring artist ever, I think we feel that thankfulness that we get to do this as a job and as living,” said the duo’s Shay Mooney backstage. “And I think all of realize that it can be taken away just like that. And just being thankful to still be doing this, you know, and to still have great people in our lives, and to have things like this, you know, that we can social distance and actually still be able to communicate with people and with our friends and with our loved ones. So, we’re just feeling very thankful, especially during this time.”
The ACM Awards aired live from Nashville on Sept. 16 with first-time host Keith Urban. The show took place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium.
Duo of the Year
- Brooks & Dunn
- Brothers Osborne
- Dan + Shay WINNER
- Florida Georgia Line
- Maddie & Tae
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