ACM Awards: Winners Accept Their Trophies with All the Feels

Everything the Artists Said When They Won

When Reba McEntire joked on Sunday night (April 7) that the ACM Awards had been renamed Dan and Shay’s Excellent Adventure, it was funny because it was true. The duo didn’t technically didn’t win all the awards, but they won enough to take the stage three times.

For the ACM Award for song for the year for “Tequila,” Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers talked as fast as he could so he could fit in all the people he needed to thank. “I’m so nervous right now. This is incredible. Thank you to the Academy. Everybody who voted for our song. Thank you to country radio for playing this song. Everybody in country music: thank you so much for accepting us into this family,” Smyers said. “This is a dream come true for us. We love you. Cheers.”

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