American Music Award Favorite Country Duo or Group winners, Dan + Shay, add a fourth consecutive year to their reign. At the 2022 American Music Awards held in Los Angeles Sunday night, the duo were named the 2022 Favorite Country Duo or Group of the Year, their fourth time in a row to receive the honor, and their SEVENTH overall American Music Award. Making history in 2020 as the first country artist ever to take home the all-genre Collaboration of the Year trophy, the duo also presented the Artist of the Year award to Taylor Swift later that evening.
The AMA win comes on the heels of the brand-new original track, “Holiday Party,” co-written and co-produced by the duo’s Dan Smyers (LISTEN HERE). The official music video also released today, (WATCH HERE), is a festive celebration of the season and a warm addition to the GRAMMY-winning duo’s already successful holiday catalogue.
Dan + Shay lit-up holiday charts in 2021 with their Amazon Original “Pick Out A Christmas Tree” (available everywhere now), the year’s most-streamed new Holiday release in the US across all genres, and “Officially Christmas,” the #1 Country Airplay holiday release that year as well. The Yuletide standouts followed the 2020 releases of their first-ever original holiday songs, “Christmas Isn’t Christmas,” which finds their signature harmonies “glowing over a cinematic melody” (Taste of Country) and the Gold-certified “Take Me Home For Christmas.” Described by Billboard as “the aural equivalent of Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” these four tracks have propelled the duo to garner more than 200 million global streams from their original holiday releases alone.
Their latest album, Good Things, was recently awarded Platinum certification after becoming the first country album in the streaming era to achieve RIAA Gold certification upon release. The project yielded chart-topping hits like the Platinum-certified singles “I Should Probably Go To Bed” and “Glad You Exist” as well as the 5x Platinum global smash “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber.
In the ten years since they formed, Dan + Shay have garnered more than 10 billion global career streams, earned 46 total RIAA certifications and achieved nine No. 1 singles at country radio. The duo has won three GRAMMY Awards, multiple CMA, ACM, AMA and BBMA Awards, plus an iHeart Titanium Award, signifying one billion audience spins for their 7x Platinum global smash “Tequila.”