The Country Daily Yearbook: Dan + Shay Met 9 Years Ago Today, December 7th 2012

The Country Daily Yearbook: Dan + Shay Met 9 Years Ago Today, December 7th 2012

Dan + Shay are one of the hottest acts in country music, and that all started with a Christmas party in 2012.

9 years ago Dan Smyers threw a party, and one of the people to show up was Shay Mooney.

Dan shares the story, “We were at a party, at my house, and per usual, we were playing guitars, and passing guitars and singing covers. So Shay and I were hanging out that night, and I distinctly remember, I was like ‘This guy is pretty good at singing.’ And the next day we wrote a song, and that song got put on hold by a major artist that night, and we started writing more, and more songs. And we’re like, ‘This is going to work,’ and then somebody told us, ‘You guys should be a duo,’ and we’re like ‘Let’s do it.’”

Shay adds, “And here we are.”

So, what has been the key to their success all these year later, Dan says ““Balance is definitely part of what makes Dan + Shay work, when we found each other our songwriting balance, and our performing, and our harmonies kind of just met in the middle and created a sound that was unique, that people hadn’t heard before. Still till this day every-time we write we know our roles and we know where to balance each other out so that’s one of the Ying and Yang, ebb and flow things that makes this whole project work and makes it what it is today.”

Where it all began

All the Good Things happening now…

Photo Courtesy of Dan + Shay

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Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

What is Scotty McCreery looking forward to the most in 2022?

Touring!

Scotty shares, “Yeah, starting off January 20th in Raleigh, we are starting the Same Truck tour. Excited about that, play the whole album top to bottom, try it out on the fans, see what their thinking. So I’m excited to hit the road and kick of the year in a great way.”

Fans will be looking to hear his number-one song “You Time” and his current single “Damn Strait” on the Same Truck tour.

Photo Credit: Jeff Ray