Dan Smyers of Dan+Shay ties Chris Stapleton for most CMA nominations

September 23, 2018

Country duo Dan + Shay are up for several Country Music Association awards.

As Dan+Shay, the country music duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are in line for several potential Country Music Association awards.

But Smyers, a Pittsburgh-area native and Carnegie Mellon University grad, has a bit more bragging rights than his partner.

Together, Dan+Shay are up for Duo of the Year, Single of the Year and Video of the Year, the latter two for their song, “Tequila.” Additionally, Smyers is among the nominees for Song of the Year and Producer, also both for “Tequila.”

That’s five. And that’s good enough to be tied for the most nominations this year. Country powerhouse Chris Stapleton also has five.

“Tequila,” of course, is the song that conjures memories of a girl in “a sorority T-shirt,” her lips “pressed against the bottle.”

The duo shared the news on their Twitter account.

The 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards will be televised on ABC at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as hosts for the 11th year.

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