Dan + Shay Celebrate Their Very First Album on its 7th Anniversary

Dan + Shay Celebrate Their Very First Album on its 7th Anniversary

It was in 2014 that Dan + Shay released their very first album together, Where It All Began.

Where it all did begin, was December 7th, 2012 – that’s when Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney were introduced to one another at a party. The very next day their musical journey together started as they got together to write some songs.

2 months later, they were officially a country music making duo, and had a record contract.

October 14th 2013, their single, “19 You + Me,” hit country radio, and 5 months later, April 1st 2014, their debut album, Where It All Began was released.

Looking back on that, Dan + Shay shared, “7 years ago today we released our debut album ‘where it all began’. it was a collection of *demos* that we made on a laptop before we were even officially a band and it went on to change our lives forever. just wanted to say thanks so much to everyone who’s been with us on this journey. y’all inspire us more than you know and we can’t wait to get back on the road to sing these songs together. here’s a little acoustic bit of our first #1 at country radio, “nothin’ like you” (Abby always said this should have been the 2nd single after “19 you + me”…whoops ). what was your fave song on this album? shay’s dad says his favorite was ‘party girl’.”

Of course these days we’re glad that Dan + Shay exist…

Photo Credit: Catherine Powell

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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