Dan + Shay Win Big at the Teen Choice Awards

Dan + Shay Win Big at the Teen Choice Awards

The Teen Choice Awards handed out hardware during its live show from Hermosa Beach, Calif., on Aug. 11.

On the country front, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay were the big winners, copping awards for both Choice Country Artist and Choice Country Song (“Speechless”).

The remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which featured Billy Ray Cyrus, took home the award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song. Lil Nas X led all artists with five nominations.

Check out the county-centric winners below.

Choice Country Artist
Brett Young
Dan + Shay WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Kane Brown
Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett

Choice Country Song
Maren Morris, “Girl”
Kane Brown, “Good as You”
Thomas Rhett, “Look What God Gave Her”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Miss Me More”
Kacey Musgraves, “Rainbow”
Dan + Shay, “Speechless” WINNER

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus), “Old Town Road [Remix]” WINNER
Meek Mill (feat. Drake), “Going Bad”
Mustard & Migos, “Pure Water”
Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Khalid, “Talk”
Post Malone, “Wow”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter