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Grammys 2019: Dan + Shay Perform Elegant ‘Tequila’

Dan + Shay performed their Grammy-winning hit “Tequila” at the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney chose to strip away the pop-ready production of the crossover smash, with Mooney singing and playing piano, Smyers backing him up on acoustic guitar and a string section filling in the gaps. Delivering the song on a compact circular stage near the center of the arena, it was a performance of subtle elegance, which nonetheless didn’t stop Mooney from hitting and holding a huge note to cap off their star turn.
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Grammys 2019: The Country Music Winners

Grammys 2019: The Country Music Winners
Brandi Carlile won in three consecutive categories when the bulk of the 61st annual Grammy Awards — those not shown during the TV broadcast — were handed out during the Grammys Premiere Ceremony.

Carlile’s album By the Way, I Forgive You was named Best Americana Album, while her song “The Joke” won for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song.

“Americana music is the island of the misfit toys. I am such a misfit,” Carlile said upon winning Best American Roots Song for her empowering outsider anthem “The Joke.
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2019 Grammys: Full list of winners at the 61st Grammy Awards

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Winners of the 61st annual Grammys were revealed on February 10 in a two-part event. The majority of the 84 Grammy Awards were handed out at the non-televised Premiere Ceremony, which began at 12:30 p.m. Pt/3:30 p.m. Et and was hosted by Shaggy at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The televised portion of the Grammys took place across the street at the Staples Center. It started on CBS at 5:00 p.m. Pt/8:00 p.m. Et. Winners in the top 10 categories were announced during a three-and-a-half hour concert that was hosted by Alicia Keys. Scroll down for the full and complete list of winners at the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

Heading into the awards, Kendrick Lamar led with eight nominations. But we expect two women to dominate with both Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves winning four apiece. Among these are three of the four most prestigious
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2019 Grammys: Full list of nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards

2019 Grammys: Full list of nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards
Last year Bruno Mars was the king of the Grammy Awards winning all six of his races. This year, one of the artists he bested for many of those prizes, Kendrick Lamar, leads with a whopping eight nominations. Many of these bids come for his work on the “Black Panther” soundtrack and the chart-topping single “All the Stars.” Likewise, Lady Gaga earned four nominations for “Shallow,” the love ballad from her film “A Star is Born.” Both of their songs also contend at the Academy Awards.

The four general field categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist — are the top prizes at the Grammys. While the nominees are drawn from across a variety of music genres, the winners of these Grammy Awards tend to be the biggest pop and rock acts like Mars, Adele, Taylor Swift, and Mumford and Sons.
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Dan + Shay Sing Passionate ‘Speechless’ on ‘Fallon’

Dan + Shay Sing Passionate ‘Speechless’ on ‘Fallon’
Dan + Shay put an exclamation point on an already big week with their debut appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night, performing the multi-week Number One smash “Speechless.”

Written by members Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney with Jordan Reynolds and Laura Veltz, the song — from the duo’s self-titled third album — is currently enjoying its fourth week at Number One on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart (an impressive stat that gets a tiny asterisk for prevailing over the sleepy holiday charts) and sixth atop the streaming-included Hot Country Songs chart.
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Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris Lead 2019 Country Grammy Nominations

Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris Lead 2019 Country Grammy Nominations
Nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced on Friday morning, with Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile each earning three nominations within the genre-specific country and Americana categories.

Morris earned Best Country Group/Duo and Best Country Song nods for “Dear Hate,” her topical collaboration with Vince Gill, as well as a Best Country Solo Performance nomination for her cover of Elton John’s “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” from the Restoration tribute album. Musgraves’ Golden Hour was included among the Best Country Album nominees, as was her
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2019 Grammy nominations list: All the nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards [Updating Live]

2019 Grammy nominations list: All the nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards [Updating Live]
Nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced by the recording academy on Dec. 7 in three stages. Nominees in the top four general field categories were unveiled on “CBS This Morning.” The contenders in more races were then revealed on Apple Music before the complete list of nominees in dozens of categories was posted on Grammy.com. The nominations announcement had been scheduled for Wednesday but was pushed back two days due to the scheduled memorial services for President George H.W. Bush.

The four general field categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist — are the top prizes at the Grammys. While the nominees are drawn from across a variety of music genres, the winners tend to be the biggest pop and rock acts including recent champs Bruno Mars, Adele, Taylor Swift, and Mumford and Sons.

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Chris Stapleton Leads Cma Nominations

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The Country Music Association announced the final nominees for The 52nd Annual Cma Awards this morning, and it’s a big day for singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, who leads the list of finalists with five nominations. Producer and musician Dann Huff receives four nominations, while nine artists garnered three each — Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban.

Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, live from Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, Bryan’s new restaurant and bar in downtown Nashville, to reveal nominees for six of the 12 categories on air.

“Today kicks off Cma Awards season where we get to honor the best of the best in our outstanding format,” said Cma Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “There were some great breakout performances this year and the diversity of the nominations
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See Dan and Shay’s Passionate ‘Tequila’ on ‘Kimmel’

Country duo Dan + Shay offered up a double shot of tunes on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night, including their intoxicating multi-week Number One, “Tequila.”

Taking a large outdoor stage to play for a responsive Southern California audience, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney jumped right into their latest chart topper, a smooth pour of crisp-but-warm vocals and nostalgic romance which had the Kimmel crowd singing along from the first chorus. Written by Smyers with Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds, the Gold-certified track revolves around memories of a love as powerful
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See Lauren Alaina’s Emotional Performance of ‘Three’

See Lauren Alaina’s Emotional Performance of ‘Three’
Lauren Alaina paints an autobiographical picture of her climb to success in the heartfelt track “Three,” and a new performance video puts the personal meaning behind her words in stark relief.

Co-written by Alaina with Seth Ennis and Jordan Reynolds, “Three” comes from the 2017 album Road Less Traveled and lays out the things she left behind to follow her dreams. The country chart-topper (as a featured vocalist on Kane Brown’s “What Ifs” and with her own “Road Less Traveled”) was just 15 when she started out on American Idol, sacrificing
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