When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Dan + Shay Score 3rd Consecutive No. 1 Single With “How Not To” & Announce New Single

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Dan + Shay Score 3rd Consecutive No. 1 Single With “How Not To” & Announce New Single

On June 19, 1971, Jerry Reed topped the country chart with his single, “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot.”

46 years later, Dan + Shay are encompassing the sentiment of Jerry’s tune as their third consecutive single, “How Not To,” has topped both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart. “How Not To,” which was penned by Adam Hambrick, Paul DiGiovanni and Kevin Bard, follows Dan + Shay’s previous No. 1 singles “Nothin’ Like You” and “From the Ground Up.”

“What’s going on everybody, we are so pumped,” said Dan Smyers in a video clip posted on Twitter. “‘How Not To’ is officially number one at country radio. Huge shout-out to our friends at country radio for playing the heck out of this song, for believing in us, for completely changing our lives. That is three number ones in a row, baby. It is so amazing. Thank you, guys.”

“This feels like a dream, man” added Shay Mooney. “Thank you country radio. Thank you to our fans. We love you guys so much from the bottom of our heart. Thank you for calling and requesting this song. And also to the songwriters of this song, ‘How Not To’—Paul, Adam, Kevin—thank you for making a beautiful song and letting us record it.”

Following a vote by their fans, Dan + Shay announced their new single will be “Road Trippin’.”

“Fans would always make posts saying, ‘Road tripping to the Dan + Shay show!’—and we thought that was fantastic,” says Shay. “We knew we had to make it into a song. We had a blast writing ‘Road Trippin’, and I think that comes across.”

Photo by Jason Simanek

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell