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Dan + Shay Has the Number-One Song To Go Along with their New Album, Good Things

Dan + Shay Has the Number-One Song To Go Along with their New Album, Good Things

As Dan + Shay’s new album Good Things arrived for fans, they claimed the number-one song in country music with “Glad You Exist.” The track started as a note in Dan Smyers phone as something he’d say to his wife to show his appreciation. As they worked on the song during the quarantine of 2020, Dan and Shay Mooney realized that the…MORE

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Is Glad He Came From A Musical Family

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Is Glad He Came From A Musical Family

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are brimming with talent, and while they credit each other with helping their collaboration as Dan + Shay work so well, Shay shares that the musical seeds in his life were planted by his family. He says, “I did come from a very musical family, pretty much everyone in my whole family…extended family everybody does something…MORE

Dan + Shay Share Their Secret to Success

Dan + Shay Share Their Secret to Success

Dan + Shay are one of the hottest country music acts around. They’re winning awards, creating number-one hit songs, and once they get back on the road, they’ll return to selling out venues and entertaining fans across the nation. So, when it comes to finding out why the combination of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney…MORE

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…MORE

Dan + Shay Explain How They’d Like “Glad You Exist” to Exist

Dan + Shay Explain How They’d Like “Glad You Exist” to Exist

Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay says that while “Glad You Exist” was made during the quarantine – much like their number-1 hit “I Should Probably Go To Bed” – his…and Shay Mooney‘s…vision for the song is for it to be a special concert moment in a post-social distancing world… Check out the track right here…MORE

Dan + Shay Go Into The Grammy’s With Justin Bieber In the Same Boat

Dan + Shay Go Into The Grammy’s With Justin Bieber In the Same Boat

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, March 14th — and Dan + Shay are nominated in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category with Justin Bieber for their smash-hit “10,000 Hours.” Talking about the track, Dan Smyers says, “10,000 Hours’ is about spending a lifetime learning and loving your significant other. This song…MORE

Dan + Shay Win Second Consecutive CMA Award for Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay Win Second Consecutive CMA Award for Duo of the Year

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay won Duo of the Year at the 54th CMA Awards in Nashville on Nov. 11. It was the duo’s second consecutive win in the aforementioned category. “This is absolutely incredible,” said Shay. “So thankful to be here with so many incredible people. I just thank God…MORE

Dan + Shay “Super Stoked” About New Music They’ve Written and Recorded

Dan + Shay “Super Stoked” About New Music They’ve Written and Recorded

With the released of “I Should Probably Go to Bed” on July 31, Dan + Shay shared their first new music since “10,000 Hours” dropped in October 2019. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the duo to cancel more than 30 dates on their 2020 Arena Tour, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney decided to use their…MORE

Listen to Dan + Shay’s Stirring New Single, “I Should Probably Go to Bed”

Listen to Dan + Shay’s Stirring New Single, “I Should Probably Go to Bed”

Dan + Shay will try to score their eighth No. 1 single with the release of “I Should Probably Go to Bed,” which dropped at midnight ET on July 31. The song was produced entirely by the duo’s Dan Smyers, who performed and recorded every instrument at his home studio in Nashville. “We’re so excited…MORE

Dan + Shay’s Message of Unity

Dan + Shay’s Message of Unity

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community. All photos will appear without color. Dan + Shay via Instagram “So, we have been intentionally quiet on social media, to reset the palate, and prepare for the…MORE

Dan + Shay on Attending Justin Bieber’s Wedding With Their Wives: “It’s a Good Thing We Already Had Our Weddings”

Dan + Shay on Attending Justin Bieber’s Wedding With Their Wives: “It’s a Good Thing We Already Had Our Weddings”

After teaming with Justin Bieber to record their current Top 5 single, “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay—and wives Abby and Hannah—were guests at Justin and Hailey Baldwin’s star-studded wedding in September. In a sit-down interview with Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the duo revealed that the extravagant celebration was definitely a “good time,” but…MORE

Dan + Shay Team With Justin Bieber on New Single, “10,000 Hours” [Listen]

Dan + Shay Team With Justin Bieber on New Single, “10,000 Hours” [Listen]

Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have teamed with Justin Bieber to try to score their seventh No. 1 single with the release of “10,000 Hours.” Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features Shay and Justin trading vocals alongside Dan’s production. The tune is…MORE

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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