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Dan + Shay become "Obsessed"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – Dan + Shay announced today that they will release their sophomore album, "Obsessed," on June 3 as the follow up to their chart topping "Where It All Began" on Warner.

"The idea for the album title, "Obsessed," came directly from our fans," said Dan Smyers.

"Our fans know we live on social media both when we're in and out of the studio, and we started noticing that hashtag '#obsessed' being tagged in all our fans' posts when we first revealed our single, 'From The Ground Up,'" Shay Mooney said. "So when it came time to pick a title for this album, it seemed pretty appropriate that we're even more obsessed with making music for our fans than they are to hear it."

"From The Ground Up" was released last month as the first single. The song was written by the pair along with Chris DeStefano and co-produced by Smyers and Scott Hendricks.

"Where It All Began" produced three Top 40 singles, including the Platinum "19 You + Me."

Dan + Shay are currently on the road and will join Darius Rucker on his Good for a Good Time Tour this summer, kicking off on June 3 in Tampa, Fla.

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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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