AMAs 2020: Dan + Shay Say They ‘Didn’t Think We Had Any Shot’ to Win Collaboration of the Year

by Madison Miller

After winning Collaboration of the Year at the AMAs this year, duo Dan + Shay was in disbelief.

“We literally did not expect to win this at all. It’s a tremendous honor just to be in this category. These are some of our favorite songs of all time,” Shane Mooney said while accepting the award alongside Dan Smyers.

Justin Bieber retweeted news of his success at the show on his own personal Twitter as well during the show.

The duo paired up for “10,000 Hours” earlier in the year. It currently has 180 million views on Youtube.

The video featured each of the artists with their own significant others. Bieber was with his wife Hailey Bieber. Mooney and his wife Hannah Billingsley as well Smyers and his wife Abby Law were all in the video.

While the two artists are very different, Bieber is known for his catchy pop songs, while Dan + Shay are more mellowed out country-pop tunes, the grouping created a unified piece of work.

Dan + Shay + Bieber Relationships

Shay and his wife Hannah met back in 2015. She was actually the former Miss Arkansas. The two were chatting for years. Eventually, he asked her to attend the ACM Awards with him.

He proposed in 2016 and Hannah was also pregnant that year.

First the pair was nervous to announce the babies arrival.

“Growing up as we both did, in conservative small towns with traditional parents, we were terrified to confess our new status as parents-to-be … However, despite the stress and the surprise of the situation, babies are blessings and we knew this child would be SO loved by all,” Hannah said in an Instagram post.

Dan Smyers dated his wife for three-and-a-half years before he eventually proposed while on vacation in Hawaii.

While the pair do not have any children, they do have four dogs.

According to Country Living, the couple are very adamant animal rights activists. They volunteer and foster puppies through Proverbs: 12:10 Animal Rescue.

Justin Bieber got married in September 2018 after a bit of a whirlwind relationship. The two have known each other for over a decade, dating on-and-off. Even in between other relationships and events the two always kept in touch.

Eventually the two were together and got married in a New York Courthouse. Since then, his love for his wife has not faded.

For his wife’s birthday, he wrote on Instagram, “I am Home wherever you are. You are my safe place. I am completely and utterly obsessed with who you are. My biggest dream is growing up with you. I can’t believe you are mine forever.”

Not only is the song “10,000 Hours” now an award-winning single, but it’s also a tribute to the three women the singers love so much.