Dan + Shay Appreciating “Everything We Get to Do” During Whirlwind Year of Awards & Touring

Dan + Shay Appreciating “Everything We Get to Do” During Whirlwind Year of Awards & Touring

In the last seven months, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay have won a Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award and three ACM Awards (Dan scored two additional ACM Awards for writing/producing). They also notched a four-week No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with “Speechless,” which marked their 5th career No. 1 single. Their new single, “All to Myself,” is currently No. 7 on the chart.

The duo is currently on the road as part of Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour through September, before joining Shawn Mendes for a seven-date trek through Australia this fall.

While it would be easy for the duo to get caught up in their accomplishments and awards during this whirlwind year, Shay Mooney says they keep things in perspective thanks to a little advice from Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley.

“You know, especially being in a duo, it’s a little easier to kind of remind each other of how cool this is that we get to do this,” says Shay. “But it’s been a crazy journey, you know? We’ve both been working at this for a really long time, even before Dan + Shay happened. I remember Charles Kelley telling us one time . . . he was like, ‘Man, enjoy the moments that you have, every single moment, because if it does happen for you, it happens so quickly that everyone around kind of sees you one way and you’re just still there keeping your head down like, “What just happened? How in the world did this happen?” And, you kind of miss the moments.’ Dan and I try to take it day-by-day and really appreciate everything that we get to do.”

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