Dan + Shay Win Second Consecutive CMA Award for Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay Win Second Consecutive CMA Award for Duo of the Year

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay won Duo of the Year at the 54th CMA Awards in Nashville on Nov. 11. It was the duo’s second consecutive win in the aforementioned category.

“This is absolutely incredible,” said Shay. “So thankful to be here with so many incredible people. I just thank God that we can do music. And in a time like this, I feel like it is very important that we tell the people we love that we love them.”

“Thank you for this,” added Dan. “It means the world.”

The duo also joined Justin Bieber onstage at the CMA Awards to perform No. 1 hit, “10,000 Hours,” which you can watch below.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell