The country music scene is pretty small outside of the US. A shame to be honest, there are so many great and talented artists out there. Dan + Shay for example… I can’t even imagine any of my playlists without them. I pretty much listen to them daily!  

The duo hasn’t been around for that long, nevertheless, Dan + Shay are melting hearts all around the US (and a few countries outside ;-)). Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney met in Nashville back in 2012 and started writing songs together almost immediately. What happened after that? Keep reading… 🙂

Even though Dan + Shay are clearly in the country music genre, I personally think their music has some nice pop elements besides the typical country music parts. Like many of the newer/younger artists their sound is very modern and in my opinion doesn’t have that typical country music twist to it. Or at least not as extreme as the “older” acts have 😉 Don’t get me wrong, I love the old school country music too!

Award Nominations & Top Positions in the Charts

Back in 2014 the duo was nominated for an ACM Award (Academy of Country Music Award) for Vocal Duo of the Year! Their debut “Where It All Began” then hit #1 in the US country charts (but also got to #6 in the regular US charts). Their 2nd album “Obsessed” , which came out in June 2016 then got up to #2 in the US country charts. Dan + Shay also brought out a cute video for one of my favorite songs off of “Where It All Began”, but see for yourself:

Dan + Shay on Tour

The duo has been able to experience huge crowds while touring with Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton. Can you imagine performing in front of 10’000s of people, must have been amazing! Just a couple of days ago they were invited to support one of the big country music legends, one of the greatest out there: Garth Brooks!

In a few weeks Dan + Shay will be heading out on a small UK/EU tour. Even though there’s no Swiss date this is quite the highlight for me, as I’ll be traveling to Cologne to see them. I couldn’t be more excited! Check out all of the dates, maybe there’s a show you could go to!

28. November 2017        London, UK
29. November 2017        Bristol Trinity, UK
01. Dezember 2017         Birmingham, UK
03. Dezember 2017         Manchester, UK
04. Dezember 2017         Glasgow, UK
06. Dezember 2017         Dublin, IE
07. Dezember 2017         Belfast, UK
09. Dezember 2017         Hamburg, DE
10. Dezember 2017         Cologne, DE
12. Dezember 2017         Amsterdam, NL

You’ll be able to find the links to all the ticket vendors on the Website of Dan + Shay.
So, I’m sure you want to find out more about the hottest country duo, right? Make sure to follow them on their socials and get their music! Here’s all the important links to do so:

Dan + Shay Website

And here’s the direct link to get their latest album “Obsessed”: Dan + Shay – Obsessed