Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers & Wife Are Passionate About Animal Rescue & Their 3 Dogs: “Super Close to Our Hearts”

Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers & Wife Are Passionate About Animal Rescue & Their 3 Dogs: “Super Close to Our Hearts”

It’s no secret that Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay is passionate about animal rescue. Dan and wife Abby have teamed with Nashville’s Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue for numerous fundraisers and volunteer efforts over the years. In fact, the couple has three rescue dogs—Chief, Joy and Ghost—that have their own Instagram account.

As Dan jokingly told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, when Dan + Shay join Rascal Flatts’ Back to Us Tour for more than 25 dates this summer, he may actually get some sleep in his tour bunk without the pooches in his bed.

“[Abby and I] just got our third dog, and all of the dogs sleep in the bed, too, so I look forward to getting out on the road and sleeping in the bunk—I’ve got a little more room [laughing],” says Dan. “We’ve got three rescue [dogs]. We’re not even totally sure what [breeds] they are . . . Animal rescue is super close to our hearts and it takes up a lot of our time. It can be emotional, it can be tough sometimes, but to help an animal find his forever home is a cool thing to do. Having a platform with music and having super passionate fans who help out, too, it’s cool when there’s a fundraiser and fans gear up and get behind it. It’s cool to be able to do something good with what we’ve been given and blessed with.”

Watch Dan + Shay’s interview with Kix below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen