When the curtain rises on the 2022 CMT Music Awards, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie on Monday, viewers are in for a slew of memorable performances from nation’s high stars. Carrie Underwood, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd, Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson, and a plethora of duos and teams, together with final yr’s Group/Duo of the Yr, Little Large City, will take the highlight.
This yr, CMT Music Awards performers Outdated Dominion and Zac Brown Band are nominated within the class, alongside Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Maddie & Tae and Parmalee.
Followers will discover out who wins when the 2022 CMT Music Awards airs stay from Nashville 8 p.m. (ET) Monday on CBS. Within the meantime, right here’s a flashback to the final 5 years of winners within the duo or duo/group class.
2021: Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
Written by the band’s Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Philip Candy, together with Tofer Brown and Sean McConnell, “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” is a raucous, up-tempo social gathering music from Little Large City’s ninth studio album “Dusk.”
2020: Dan + Shay – “I Ought to Most likely Go to Mattress”
A sky-high, harmony-rich ballad that showcases Shay Mooney’s gorgeous vocal vary and the duo’s country-pop sensibilities, “I Ought to Most likely Go To Mattress” was written by Mooney, duo companion Dan Smyers, Sean Douglas and Jason Evigan. The heartache ballad was the second single from Dan + Shay’s “Good Issues” album, a No. 2 hit on Billboard’s Nation Airplay charts, and crossed over to Grownup Prime 40 the place it landed at No. 11. Followers snapped up greater than 1 million items of “I Ought to Most likely Go to Mattress.”
2019: Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
A multi-week No. 1 hit, “Speechless” was the follow-up to the duo’s breakthrough “Tequila” and the music nation music followers danced to at their weddings. The ballad’s video featured scenes from Dan Smyers’ marriage ceremony to his spouse Abby and Shay Mooney’s nuptials along with his spouse, Hannah. The video reveals the primary time they noticed the wives of their robes, the emotional stroll down the aisle, the triumphant reception and extra.
Smyers and Mooney wrote the music alongside Jordan Reynolds and Laura Veltz, and “Speechless” was included on the duo’s 2018 self-titled third album.
2018: Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
“Tequila” was the music that lifted Dan + Shay to the subsequent stage of their profession. Listeners related with the lyrics about how a particular factor can set off a flood of recollections they try to maintain at bay.
Written by Smyers, Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds, “Tequila” was a No. 1 radio hit, gained the Grammy Award for Finest Nation Duo/Group Efficiency on the 61st Grammy Awards and each Single and Music of the Yr on the 54th Academy of Nation Music Awards.
“Tequila” is from the duo’s self-titled third album.
2017: Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.”
The simple attraction of “H.O.L.Y.” compelled even critics to be sort to FGL, a feat that had largely illuded the group till the hovering ballad with its sweeping, scenic video. Written by busbee, Nate Cyphert, and William Wiik Larsen, “H.O.L.Y.” which stands for prime on loving you, was launched in April of 2016 and jumped from No. 39 to No. 1 on the Billboard Sizzling Nation Songs chart to develop into the duo’s fifth No. 1 in that area. It additionally grew to become their third crossover hit on American Sizzling AC radio.