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Dan + Shay Perform Grammy-Winning ‘Tequila’ at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The award-winning duo showed off thier heart-tugging harmonies in a powerful performance of the hit song.

Written by Alison Abbey
Dan + Shay Perform Grammy-Winning ‘Tequila’ at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Dan Smyers (L) and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Dan + Shay took the stage at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards as winners, having accepted the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Tequila” prior to the telecast. The excitement over winning their first Grammy was palpable  as Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney

The duo donned all black suits and performed a paired down version of the ballad from a circular stage in the middle of the crowd, illuminated from behind.

Mooney’s rich vocals took center stage as he played piano, while Smyers provided backing vocals and harmonies and strummed his guitar.

As the song came to a crescendo, the lighted screen behind the duo lifted to reveal a symphony. The song ended with Mooney hitting an extended final vote that had the entire crowd on its feet.