Dan + Shay, Warner Music Have A “Tequila” Night Following Grammy Win

Pictured (L-R):Max Lousada (CEO of Recorded Music, WMG/Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK); Dan Smyers; Shay Mooney; John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN)

Warner Music Nashville duo Dan + Shay celebrated a milestone evening on Sunday, taking home their first Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance during the pre-telecast portion of the evening, for their smash hit “Tequila.” Then the duo’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney performed “Tequila” on the live telecast. The polished rendering became the most-Shazamed of the evening, and “Tequila” shot to No. 3 on the all-genre iTunes chart.

The track has earned nearly 400 million streams, making it the most-streamed country song in 2018.

“Thank you to the Recording Academy, everybody who voted for us, all the incredible artists in our category. That’s the beautiful thing about Nashville and country music – we are all family,” said Smyers upon accepting the award, adding, “Thank you to our co-writers Jordan Reynolds and Nicolle Galyon, [we] couldn’t do this without a great song.”

Dan + Shay’s new single “All To Myself” impacts radio today (Feb. 11) and has already earned 50 million on-demand streams and more than 360,000 track equivalents. “All To Myself” comes on the heels of their four-week No. 1 viral sensation “Speechless.”


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