The Nashville act took home the award for best country duo/group performance

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February 10, 2019 10:52 PM

Cheers to Dan + Shay!

Before the 61st annual Grammy Awards telecast began, Nashville act Dan + Shay took home the best country duo/group performance award for their smash hit “Tequila.”

On the red carpet in Los Angeles, the country duo — aka Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney — opened up to PEOPLE about their win.

“It’s just absolutely crazy, man — my heart’s still beatin’ really fast. This is the craziest moment in our career, and it’s hard to kind of take it all in. Winning a grammy, man!” Mooney says. “It’s a huge moment. We’re thankful, man, this is crazy.”

Indeed, the win is still sinking in for Smyers.

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“I’m waiting for somebody to be like, ‘We’re sorry guys, they read the wrong name in the card’ and then they take it,” Smyers says. “This is crazy; it’s surreal. We’re trying to enjoy the moment.”

Since Dan + Shay dropped “Tequila” in January of 2018, they admit they are often offered a libation — especially when they’re on press tours.

Shay Mooney and Dan Smyers
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“It’s usually like morning shows, they like to take a shot,” says Mooney. “It’s like 7 in the morning, and they’re like, ‘Guys ready? We’re gonna play this tequila game.’ And we’re like, ‘We’d rather not, we just woke up 20 minutes ago!’ “

Adds Smyers: “It’s fun though! We like tequila — it’s our favorite drink. People are very generous with it. It’s a good thing.”

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.

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