Dan + Shay Strike Gold

CMA Award nominees and critically acclaimed duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) received their very first Gold plaque last night in Nashville before their sold-out show at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom as part of their “Where It All Began Tour.” Celebrating more than 720,000 sales of their RIAA Gold certified debut hit single “19 You + Me,” the pair have sold nearly 1 million total tracks including their current single, “Show You Off,” which continues to climb the country radio charts. Hot off the heels of Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier Tour,” the breakout duo is selling out shows across the country on their own “Where It All Began Tour,” which kicked off earlier this month. Dan + Shay will also perform on NBC’s Today Show next Thursday, October 23rd in anticipation of their sold-out New York City performance at Highline Ballroom that same evening. The pair was recently nominated for CMA Awards’ “Vocal Duo of the Year” and will join a star-studded cast this holiday season on ABC’s CMA Country Christmas this winter.

With an impressive No. 1 album debut of Where It All Began on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, the breakout act became the only duo in SoundScan reported history to debut in the top spot with their first album on the Country Albums Chart.

Tour Dates
October 16 Birmingham, AL Workplay Soundstage
October 17 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Tunica
October 19 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
October 23 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
October 24 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
October 25 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 26 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

Photo ID L-R: Todd Ramey, Sandbox Entertainment; Scott Hendricks, EVP, A&R WMN; Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney; John Esposito, President & CEO WMN; Jason Owen, Sandbox Entertainment

Kim Hooker

Country music has played a role in every chapter of my life. I find myself loving traditional sound but connecting to the lyrics and music of today. I have a deep appreciation for the songwriting community and am passionate about making sure their story gets told as well. Florida based but travel often, mostly to cover music events. Social Media Correspondent/addict, coffee lover and wino. Looking forward to taking this journey with you….

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