Breakout Warner Bros. Records duo, Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney), impressively debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with the release of their debut album Where It All Began, this past April. They are the only country duo in SoundScan reported history to debut at No. 1 with their first album on the Country Albums Chart and are also the highest charting debut artists of 2014 for Country Albums. Where it All Began, showcases their hit single, gold-certified “19 You + Me,” and current single “Show You Off.” Named an “act that will help define 2014” by Billboard, Dan + Shay wrote every song on the album with Smyers co-producing the record with Scott Hendricks and Danny Orton. Dan + Shay have received nominations at the 2014 ACM Awards (Vocal Duo of the Year), CMT Awards (Duo Video of the Year-"19 You+Me"), and most recently received a nomination for this year's CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year. They are currently on tour with Blake Shelton on his “Ten Times Crazier Tour” and will kick off their first headlining tour, “Where It All Began” in October.
Born and raised in Natural Dam, Arkansas, Shay has been singing since he was a young child. At 14-years-old he fell in love with songwriting and at 16 began learning the guitar. He officially moved to Nashville last year but grew up frequently visiting and recording in Music City. Musical influences include Rascal Flatts, Dave Matthews Band, Usher and Kenny Chesney.
Dan was born and raised in suburban Wexford, Pennsylvania and has been writing and playing music since the age of 12. A Nashvillian since 2010, Dan has been on the local songwriting scene for several years. Musical influences range from Ryan Adams and Tom Petty to Kenny Chesney and Alison Krauss.