ABOUT DAN + SHAY
GRAMMY-nominated duo Dan + Shay debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their self-titled third studio album the same week that its lead single “Tequila” reached No.1 on the Country Airplay chart, marking the first time since 2009 that a duo or group has topped both charts simultaneously. Their Platinum-certified single “Speechless” recently followed with a four-week No. 1 at country radio and a seven-week reigning run on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The single has already sold upwards of 1.3 million track equivalents, including more than 175 million streams. “Speechless” follows the Double Platinum-certified viral hit “Tequila,” written by Smyers, Jordan Reynolds and Nicolle Galyon, which became their first multi-week country radio No. 1 and is currently nominated for the GRAMMY Awards’ “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” and “Best Country Song.” They’ve performed the global smash, which has accumulated 355 million on-demand streams, on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, the CMA Fest concert special, the 53rd ACM Awards, TODAY Summer Concert Series, the CMT Music Awards and the 52nd CMA Awards. With “Tequila” and “Speechless,” Dan + Shay boast the two of the five most-streamed country songs of 2018, and they became only the sixth artists ever to hold the top two spots on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart simultaneously.
The skyrocketing pair made SoundScan recorded history as the first new country duo to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their Gold-certified first album, Where It All Began, featuring the No. 1 single “Nothin’ Like You” and the Platinum-certified “19 You + Me.” The breakout duo followed up with 2016’s Obsessed, which produced two more No. 1 hits with the Gold-certified “How Not To” and the Platinum-certified “From The Ground Up.” Dan + Shay recently joined Chris Young for the fall leg of his “Losing Sleep” run; they will kick off their sold-out “Dan + Shay The Tour” in March 2019.
Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville breakout Devin Dawson co-wrote every track on his outstanding debut album Dark Horse, which exploded out of the gate this year arriving Top 3 and Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Charts. Produced by Jay Joyce, it features his current single “Asking For A Friend,” which he’s performed on both the TODAY Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers, alongside the Gold-certified hit “All On Me.” Dawson was recently presented with MusicRow’s “Breakthrough Artist-Writer” award having already been honored with multiple nominations this year including ACM’s “New Male Artist” award, CMT Music’s “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and Radio Disney Music’s “Best New Country Artist” among others. The Nor-Cal native has made additional TV appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and ELLEN and has received overwhelming critical praise from outlets such as Billboard, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, People, ELLE, The Tennessean, AXS, HITS and more. Dawson spent the summer on tour with Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and just wrapped the second set of “The Long Way Tour” dates with label mate Brett Eldredge. He will begin his first headlining run, the “Stray Off Course Tour,” this November.