Of all the nominees, only one duo/group could take home the top honors and the competition couldn’t have been tighter.
The 61st Grammy Awards put on by The Recording Academy took over televisions across America with an amazing showcase of artists, performances, and honors to celebrate some amazing achievements in music throughout the year – and even featured a special ode to Dolly Parton’s own legacy!
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) February 8, 2019
After 2012’s major revamp of the Grammy Award categories, The Recording Academy combined the three previous categories of Best Country Performance by Duo or Group With Vocal, Best Country Collaboration With Vocals, and Best Country Instrumental Performance to come up with what is the current “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” category.
The Grammys have described the award as designed for a duo or group’s collaboration on vocal or instrumental track in the country genre and is restricted to singles/tracks only.
Best Country Duo/Group Performance Nominee John Osborne, member of @brothersosborne, is a Belmont alum and is managed by John Peets of QPrime. Peets often comes to campus to share his insights with students! Congrats on your nomination, Brothers Osborne & team! #GRAMMYS
— Belmont University (@BelmontUniv) January 28, 2018
The 2019 nominees for The Best Country Duo/Group Performance are as follows:
- “Dear Hate” – Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
- “Meant To Be” – Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha
- “When Someone Stops Loving You” – Little Big Town
- “Shoot Me Straight” – Brothers Osborne
- “Tequila” – Dan + Shay
And the winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance is: “Tequila” by Dan + Shay! This is the first Grammy win for the duo who were also nominated for Best Country Song.
Following their monumental win, Dan + Shay walked the red carpet where American Idol host Ryan Seacrest helped them celebrate with (what else?) their very own engraved bottle of tequila. The three took a celebratory shot, then Seacrest asked if how they’ll continue the celebration.
“Dude, you have no idea,” Shay Mooney said. “I’m going to put this whole [bottle] inside of the Grammy and I just might drink it all.”
Congratulations to Dan + Shay on their well-deserved win! Watch the duo’s music video for “Tequila” below.