Sign up for newsletter
 

Dan + Shay announce third release

Friday, May 18, 2018 – Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) will put their self-titled, third studio release due on June 22 on Warner.

"Tequila," written by Smyers, Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds, is the lead single from the release.

"Our first two albums helped us build an incredible and super loyal fan base, so we knew it was our responsibility to them to put out the best music we could on this record," said the duo in a press release. "Most importantly, we wanted to deliver a project that would satisfy the people who got us where we are in the first place. Where we are musically and in our personal lives is different than where we were when this all started, which makes this album unique while still being true to who we are."

The debut, "Where It All Began," featured the Platinum-certified "19 You + Me" as well as the Gold-certified number one 1 hit "Nothin' Like You." The sophomore release, "Obsessed," produced the chart-topping, Platinum-certified "From the Ground Up" and Gold-certified "How Not To."

Smyers co-produced the album with longtime collaborator and WMN executive Scott Hendricks (Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton). Earlier today the duo released the brand new music video for their pre-release song "Speechless," featuring footage from their real-life weddings.

"Speechless was inspired by the moment we first saw our beautiful brides walking down the aisle on our wedding days," said Mooney. "Our genuine reaction was perfectly captured on film, and we wanted to share it with our fans by accompanying this special song with a special video."

On June 7, they will perform at Nashville's Nissan Stadium for this year's CMA Fest before heading to New York on June 25 for the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series. They will join Rascal Flatts for the rest of the summer on their "Back To Us" Tour.

The track list is:
1. "Alone Together" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jesse Frasure, Hillary Lindsey)
2. "Tequila" (Dan Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, Nicolle Galyon)
3. "What Keeps You Up At Night" (Jordan Reynolds, Jordan Minton, Chase Foster)
4. "All To Myself" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Nicolle Galyon)
5. "Keeping Score" feat. Kelly Clarkson (Dan Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, Laura Veltz)
6. "Make or Break" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Emily Weisband, Jordan Reynolds)
7. "Speechless" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Laura Veltz)
8. "Stupid Love" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jgon Nite, David Hodges)
9. "No Such Thing" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Matt Dragstrem, David Lee Murphy)
10. "My Side of the Fence" (Shay Mooney, Benjy Davis)
11. "Island Time" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Andy Albert, Jimmy Robbins)

Tour dates are:
June 7 - Nashville, TN - CMA Music Festival
June 8* - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
June 9* - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
June 10* - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 14* - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
June 15* - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
June 16* - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 28* - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 29* - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
June 30 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
July 2 - Traverse City, MI - National Cherry Festival
July 6 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach
July 7* - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
July 9 - Cavendish, PE - Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 20* - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 21* - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
July 26* - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
July 27* - Burgettstown, PA - Keybank Pavilion
Aug. 2 - Detroit Lakes, MN - WE Fest 2018
Aug. 4* - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 5* - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 9* - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 10* - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Arcadia, WI - Memorial Park
Aug. 16* - Toronto, ON, Canada - Budweiser Stage
Aug. 17* - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
Aug. 18* - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 25* - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
Sept. 2 - Buena Vista, CO - Seven Peaks Festival 2018

* - Rascal Flatts Back To Us Tour

More news for Dan + Shay

CD reviews for Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay CD review - Dan + Shay
The track list on Dan +Shay's self-titled third album has a song crediting Kelly Clarkson as a featured vocalist. Upon a full listen, you will think they forgot about a few others. The disc features the duo's contemporary sound that mirrors many artists in the genre. The lead-off track, "Alone Together," evokes Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox and is half of the only seven minutes on the tidy 35-minute collection that represent anything near up-tempo. The duo puts the ballads on »»»
Obssessed CD review - Obssessed
Dan Myers and James Shay Mooney came from different parts of the country (Allegheny County, Pa. and Arkansas, respectively) and met in Nashville where each was tracking the well-worn path to country music success. They began writing songs together a little over three years ago, already have a hit album ("Where It All Began") and now have another tiger by the tail. Dan + Shay know a hook, can write songs and have identified a sweet spot in the formula of country music success. »»»
Where It All Began CD review - Where It All Began
Dan + Shay debut with a likable disc, if your bent is the Rascal Flatts world of country. In fact, Dan Smyers of Pittsburgh and Shay Mooney of Arkansas come mighty close to mimicking the longstanding country stars with the biggest difference that they're a duo and Rascal Flatts is a trio. Perhaps the similarities ought come as no surprise because the duo started writing the day after they met in Nashville in December 2012. Guess who placed their first song on hold? Rascal Flatts. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Wilson goes her own way After having huge success at the get go with "Redneck Woman," Wilson eventually went her own way and took a break. During her "hiatus," Wilson started her own label and was a "120 percent mom" to her teenage daughter.... »»»
Carll tells it like it is A visit with Hayes Carll finds him taking a rare day off at home to discuss new album "What It Is" co-produced by Brad Jones and Carll's girlfriend, Allison Moorer. "This album works around three themes; our relationship (he and Moorer), the world and myself.... »»»
Watson gets "Lucky" Dale (The Real Deal) Watson has been releasing hard country albums since 1995 and shows no signs of slowing down on his most recent release, "Call Me Lucky." This record marks his third effort recorded in Memphis, at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, with Watson's regular touring band, The Lone Stars.... »»»
The Long Ryders return to action The Long Ryders have come a long way since they were initially associated with other Los Angeles relatively retro acts collected under the Paisley Underground umbrella. Even back during the mid to late '80s,... »»»
Taylor uncovers the past, offering new perspectives Suffice it to say that the past has always loomed large throughout Chip Taylor's career. That's all the more obvious if only for the fact that Taylor wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the '60s, "Wild Thing"... »»»
Front Porch CD review - Front Porch
Joy Williams' "Front Porch" album is a beautiful collection of acoustic, country-folk music. The title cut, for instance, includes sweet fiddling, while the rest of the album takes an appreciated low-key approach to its instrumentation. »»»
Hellbent CD review - Hellbent
Randy Rogers makes a big, bold statement with his title track, but it's the smaller insightful moment expressed through "Wine In A Coffee Cup" that stands out most. Rogers sings it empathetically over a swaying groove... »»»
When You're Ready CD review - When You're Ready
One of the most celebrated acoustic guitarists working within the Americana field, Molly Tuttle is two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year, the first female to be so honored. »»»
Stronger Than the Truth CD review - Stronger Than the Truth
The beauty of Reba McEntire's albums flows from her way with a phrase, knowing when to modulate to carry us deeper into sadness or joy and when to pull back when she wants us to listen quietly to the lessons of a tear falling. »»»
Reboot CD review - Reboot
Brooks and Dunn return with the duo's first studio album in a dozen years. Sort of. That's because they revisit a dozen of their hits (leaving a bunch behind) with contemporary country singers. »»»
GUY CD review - GUY
A decade after recording his tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle has released an album of Guy Clark covers. It includes, perhaps, Clark's best-known songs, "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting For A Train," as well as a  »»»