Know Your Countryfest 2018 Artists: Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay are joining Rascal Flatts on the SPAC stage for Countryfest 2018!
The music blaring from the second-floor stereo speakers was so loud it rattled the third
floor windows, setting off a late-night alarm. It happened often enough – at least 30 times
in two months – that everyone working after hours at the Warner Music Nashville building
collectively knew, “It’s just Dan + Shay.”
The duo – Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney – literally obsessed over the song selection for
their latest album.
Even after finishing their debut album, Where It All Began, which landed them their debut
Platinum-Certified “19 You + Me” and first No. 1 hit, “Nothin’ Like You,” that is Goldcertified
by the RIAA, the pair continued writing songs almost daily.
By the time they seriously thought about their second album, they had a collection of more than 80 songs already demoed. “At the end of the night we would get the board rocking, turn it up and just sit there and listen,” said Smyers. Mooney added, “We just want it to be Dan + Shay. Whenever you make your own lane and you’re not trying to chase anything else, that’s
when you can truly create.”