Speechless from Dan + Shay is a 4 week #1 on American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. ACC is heard Saturday mornings 8am-Noon on CISN Country 103.9 Edmonton and Country 105 Calgary.
Dan + Shay, the duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have their fifth #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Speechless was written by by Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney along with Jordan Reynolds and Laura Veltz.
Shay Mooney said I’m most proud of this record. This was a self-titled record for a reason. It wasn’t because we couldn’t think of an album title.
It was because this was our stamp of approval, saying, “This is the kind of music we’ve been trying to write for the last five or six years.” This album has completely changed our career.
The Tweet below is the one that started the Twitter requests off and ultimately lead to Dan + Shay making fans dreams come true. You requested it they did it, acoustic versions of Speechless and Tequila were released this week.
Shay Mooney said we wrote Speechless about our wives and seeing them walk down the aisle, so to have people use that song as a wedding song is really special, because we obviously know from personal experience how big of a day that is. That’s part of the reason we wrote that song. So it’s a huge honour for us.
“This year has definitely been a game changer in the Dan + Shay camp,” Mooney says. “It’s changed the trajectory of our career completely.”
Adds Smyers: “There were people telling us before we put out Tequila that it wouldn’t work: ‘Country radio won’t play a ballad. No one drinks tequila.’
Our gut feeling was that this song was going to be big for us, and it was the right next step for Dan + Shay. So we ended up trusting our gut on it, and it paid off for us in a big way.”
Dan + Shay Speechless #1 for 4 weeks on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart.
7 weeks #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
Canada loves Dan + Shay. Can’t wait to see them in Alberta this April.
The video for Speechless features footage from Dan Smyer’s and Shay Mooney’s 2017 weddings, including the grooms’ first looks at their brides, the brides walking down the aisle, and the couples’ introductions at their respective receptions.
Dan + Shay’s The Tour hits Edmonton April 19th and Calgary April 20th. Tickets for both shows are sold out. As the concert dates approach listen to CISN Country 103.9 and Country 105 for your chance to win tickets.
This Summer Dan + Shay hit the road with Florida Georgia Line for their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour.
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