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

Country News

Old Dominion Crashed a Wedding – and There Were No Hard Feelings About It

Old Dominion Crashed a Wedding – and There Were No Hard Feelings About It

Old Dominion is out on the road with Kenny Chesney‘s Here And Now tour. But…when they’re not rocking stadiums with their music – turns out the guys like to freelance as a wedding band! OD posted “We had the privilege of playing a small part in Jade and Carson‘s big day. It’s an amazing thing…

Blake Shelton Shares the Song that He Wanted to Single Out

Blake Shelton Shares the Song that He Wanted to Single Out

Blake Shelton fans might remember that the song “I Don’t Care” appears on two of his albums. The song first showed up on Blake’s 2007 album, Pure BS. Then “I Don’t Care” also appeared in the track list for Blake’s next album – 2008’s Startin’ Fires. Turns out that the song showing up on two…

Ryan Hurd Drops the Music Video for His Single “Pass It On”

Ryan Hurd Drops the Music Video for His Single “Pass It On”

Ryan Hurd‘s current single at country radio, “Pass It On,” is from his album, Pelago. Ryan shares the story behind the song, “I wrote ‘Pass It On’ with Jordan Schmidt and my wife Maren Morris and Hardy. Originally it was a an idea we were kind of angling toward Maren’s third album. And as the…

Weather

  • Forecast
  • Currents
  • Planner