CMT AOTY: Dan + Shay Say CMT Changed Their World in a Bigger Way Than They Know

"I Look Around and It's Truly Inspiring," Mooney Says of the Crowd

Honorees Dan + Shay opened the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year with their intoxicating “Tequila.” And the crowd was there to drink it all in.

With Shay Mooney on lead vocals and Dan Smyers on guitar, plus a four-man backing band, they had the audience at the ceremony — packed with their friends, fans and wives — singing along within minutes.

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