Watch Dan + Shay’s Family Friendly Video for “Take Me Home for Christmas”

Watch Dan + Shay’s Family Friendly Video for “Take Me Home for Christmas”

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay released a new video for their first original holiday song, “Take Me Home for Christmas.” The family friendly clip features Dan and wife Abby, as well as Shay, wife Hannah and their two kids enjoying some yuletide time together.

The new tune was penned by Dan, Andy Albert, Jordan Reynolds, Jordan Schmidt and Mitchell Tenpenny.

“This is our first original Christmas song, and we had a blast writing and recording it,” says Dan. “It was cool to get in the holiday spirit a little early this year, because I think we could all use some extra positivity and cheer. Our fans have asked for Christmas music every year, so I hope you all have as much fun listening to it as we did making it.”

The festive new tune finds Shay crooning the Christmastime chorus: “Baby, won’t you take me home for Christmas / Show me around your town / Take me where you used to watch the snow come down / All of your traditions I wanna know them all / You’ll check every box off of my list If you take me home for Christmas.”

Listen to “Take Me Home for Christmas” below.

photo by Arroyo/O’Connor,

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter