Dan + Shay’s sophomore album Obsessed, featuring current single “How Not To,”debuted earlier this year and follows their 2014 Where It All Began, which made them the first new country duo in SoundScan recorded history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. The album included the debut single, “19 You + Me” which earned RIAA Platinum certification, and their first No. 1 single, “Nothin’ Like You,” which earned RIAA Gold certification. Racking up more than 60 million YouTube views, the pair has impressively sold more than 2.2 million digital tracks and more than 620,000 album equivalents to date, including 240 million streams.
Their first single off Obsessed, “From The Ground Up” earned RIAA Gold certification and marked their second to hit the top of the charts. They have earned three consecutive nominations for both ACM Vocal Duo of the Year and CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year award as well as nods for an American Country Count-down Awards, CMT Awards, and Radio Disney Music Awards. Dan + Shay are currently on the road headlining their 2017 Obsessed Tour.
Country music has never sounded so smooth or “dare say” metropolitan than with the charismatic duo Dan + Shay. If it weren’t for the singers occasional country twang vocalizations, one could almost believe they were listening to a top 10 pop song performed by Imagine Dragons or Maroon 5.
Dan and Shay met at the close of 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee and the very next day started writing songs together. The duo showed a strong sense of chemistry from the very get go. The 1st song they wrote was a contending track for the Rascal Flats to use. This undoubtedly set off a storm of hype and landed the group several offers for a record deal. They eventually signed on to Warner/Chappell Music and in October of 2013, were issued their debut single “19 You + Me”. The track was positively received, praised for it’s warm sentimental tone. This song as well as their hit single “Show You Off” were featured on their 1st studio album “Where It All Began”. The album was released on April Fools Day in 2014, but this release was no joke. It saw the band skyrocket to success, playing at the Grand Ole Opry, making highly publicized appearances such as on the Ellen Show and even scoring a nomination at the Academy of Country Music Awards for “Vocal Duo of the Year”.
Additionally the duo has made quite a stir on the road. Dan + Shay embarked on a tour in promotion for their debut album and opened for big name country acts such as Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton.
Quickly skyrocketing to superstar status as country’s hottest new duo. Combining romantic lyrics with bright guitar strumming, Dan + Shay possess the songwriting chops of seasoned musicians, and their carefree live shows prove they’re mature beyond their years with heartfelt ballads, like When I Pray for You, which was featured on the soundtrack of the movie, The Shack.
OPENING FOR DAN + SHAY IS KAYLOR COX
Kaylor Cox is a 19-year-old country music singer/songwriter, originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Living in Tucson, Arizona for 9 years, she now works on her music career full time. She plays guitar as well as piano and enjoys writing original music. Besides country, she also enjoys singing anything from 80’s rock to pop. Her formative years were spent dancing, singing and acting. Being on stage is one of her biggest passions. As she aged, singing, as well as songwriting, became her main focal point.