Arts & Entertainment

Pittsburgh Native Dan Smyers Wins Grammy

Mac Miller doesn't win after posthumous nomination.


Pittsburgh native Dan Smyers was a big winner at last night's Grammy Awards. Smyers, a member of the Nashville-based duo Dan + Shay took home the award for best country duo/group performance for the single "Tequila."

Smyers, 31, a North Allegheny and Carnegie Mellon University graduate, formed the group with Arkansas native Shay Mooney, 27, in 2012. "Tequila" is a hit off their third self-titled studio album. This was the group's first Grammy nomination.

According to the group's website , they will perform at the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa. on August 2, 2019.

It was a disappointing night for Mac Miller fans. The Pittsburgh born rapper and Taylor Allderdice graduate died of an apparent accidental drug overdose in September and was nominated posthumously for Best Rap Album for Swimming . Cardi B won the award for her album Invasion of Privacy , but said in a NSFW Instagram video she would share the honor with Miller, born Malcolm McCormick.

Swimming album cover, via instagram.com/macmiller

Fans shared messages of support for Miller on Twitter, and he was honored in the show's "In Memoriam" segment.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical, but lost to the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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