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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Country music duo Dan + Shay, featuring Pittsburgh native Dan Smyers, took home the Academy of Country Music Awards for Song of the Year as well as Single of the Year for their hit song “Tequila.” They also won Duo of the Year.
Also up for the award were Cole Swindell’s “Break Up In The End,” Chris Stapleton’s “Broken Halos,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant To Be,” Kacey Musgrave’s “Space Cowboy” and Russell Dickerson’s “Yours.”
The duo also performed their song “Keeping Score” with Kelly Clarkson.
The Pittsburgh native Smyers, told The Tennessean about the inspiration behind it.
“The song was inspired by where we are in our lives,” Smyers said. “Everything is so quantifiable in this day in age. We’re at an awards show where we work so hard on this music and we out our hearts and souls into this art and for 30 seconds you’re put on TV against your peers, people we are great friends with and sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.”
They were also nominated for Album of the Year and Video of the Year.
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