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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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson