Dan + Shay Announce Release Date for Debut Album
Hot new duo Dan + Shay have announced a release date for their debut album. The still-untitled record will be released on Warner Brothers Records.
2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, who make up the duo. In addition to the release of their freshman album, they also just made their debut on the famous Grand Ole Opry stage, as well as received their first ACM nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year. Not bad for two guys whose first single, ’19 You + Me,’ was released less than four months ago.
The year will continue to be memorable for the pair. They will hit the road with Hunter Hayes for his We’re Not Invisible Tour, and then join Blake Shelton for the 2014 leg of his Ten Times Crazier Tour. In addition, the men are the only new act invited to perform for the inaugural iHeart Country Radio Festival, along with Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and many others.
But in spite of being included with some of the biggest names in country music, the guys say they're more excited than nervous for their busy year.
"It's going to be awesome to play the songs," the guys maintain. "We’ve recorded the songs and written the songs, but it’s going to be awesome to live them in front of people and have people react to them once our album is out and having people singing the words. There’s no better feeling in the world than when we play '19 You + Me' live and people are singing the words back to us."
The album is set for release on April 1. Keep track of all of Dan + Shay's upcoming shows here.