Dan + Shay's ‘I Should Probably Go To Bed’ was a Stripped-Down Highlight of the 2020 ACM Awards

Dan + Shay
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Dan + Shay perform for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Dan + Shay released “I Should Probably Go To Bed,” a song ripe for arena sing-alongs, earlier in 2020... a year in which arena shows have been necessarily scarce. Fortunately, the duo rocked out to the anthem at the 2020 ACM Awards on Wednesday night (Sept. 16).

The duo took the Grand Ole Opry stage under a shared spotlight, with Shay Mooney seated at a grand piano and Dan Smyers gripping a mic stand. With no other accompanying musicians, the duo showcased their well-worn harmonic skills, making a stripped-down performance sound mighty enough to fill the historic venue.

“I Should Probably Go To Bed” has thus far been Dan + Shay’s lone release of 2020, after notching a top 10 smash, “10,000 Hours,” alongside Justin Bieber in late 2019. Their latest single has peaked at No. 8 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and at No. 43 on the Hot 100.

Dan + Shay started out the ACMs as the most nominated duo of 2020. Fittingly, the pair, which is currently prepping its fourth studio album, picked up the duo of the year trophy on Wednesday night, their second consecutive win in the category.

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