Country Duo Featuring Wexford Native Picks Up First Grammy

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Country duo Dan + Shay, featuring Wexford native Dan Smyers, picked up their first Grammy on Sunday.

Smyers and Shay Mooney won Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their song “Tequila.”

“Tequila” was also nominated for Best Country Song, but it lost to “Space Cowboy.”

The duo won Best Duo Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards in June for “Tequila.”

Dan + Shay will play the KeyBank Pavilion in August. They will be opening for Florida Georgia Line.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was also nominated at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. They were up for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical, but they lost to the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Rapper Mac Miller was also posthumously honored with his first Grammy nomination. He earned a Best Rap Album nomination.