Dan + Shay + 8 = a Great Anniversary

Dan + Shay + 8 = a Great Anniversary

A little bit of country music history happened 8 years ago today…Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney met for the first time at a party in Nashville, Tennessee. The guys were reminded of their meeting in 2012 when they went to share a post on their social media today.

A selfie of the two from Rockefeller Center included the caption…
“Well, the original intention of this selfie was to let y’all know that we’ll be performing a few songs on the Today Show tomorrow morning (SURPRISE, we are) but when I opened my phone to take the photo, I realized the date is 12/7, which means it has been exactly 8 years since we met 😭😭 just wanna say thanks for everything y’all have done for us, it truly means the world. we’ve been able to accomplish some really cool things since we started this band, and it’s all because of you believing in the music. Kinda all up in our emotions”

Their 8th year together was one for the ages, and going into 2021, year 9 of their partnership, it looks to be Dan + Shay’s best one yet.

Check out one of their brand new holiday tracks for this year right here…this is Dan + Shay’s “Take Me Home For Christmas”…

photo credit: Catherine Powell

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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