Dan + Shay brought a few friends along for their performance of “Tequila” at the 2018 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 15). The Nashville-based country duo sung the ode to the popular Mexican spirit with a large crowd of background singers behind them.
This year’s award ceremony is jam-packed with performances, so unfortunately Dan + Shay didn’t get the chance to sing “Tequila” in its entirety. But their brief a cappella rendition of the tune was enjoyed by the audience who were singing along to the catchy chorus. The guys are up for the Vocal Duo of the Year award, with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, LOCASH and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill also nominated in the category.
“Tequila” is the first song from Dan + Shay’s forthcoming third album. “At first, when you hear that title, you think like party song, uptempo, feel good, like, ‘Let’s drink tequila and get crazy,’” the duo’s Dan Smyers, who co-wrote and co-produced the song, previously told Billboard. “But you know, typical Nashville songwriter, my brain goes off, and I’m like, ‘What if we make it a sad song?’ ”.
Watch the duo’s performance above.