Z Artist Spotlight: Dan + Shay
Z107.3 wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.
This week we put the artist spotlight on Dan + Shay.
BAND MEMBER NAMES: Dan Smyers and James Shay Mooney
FROM: Dan is from Wexford, Pennsylvania born August 16th, 1987, Shay is from Natural Dam, Arkansas born December 27, 1991.
MUSICAL LINKS: T-pain, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton,
TO THE POINT POINTS:
- Dan studied Finance and played football at Carnegie Mellon University
- Dan has four rescue dogs named Chief, Joy, Ghost and Macaroni, Mac for short
- Shay attended one year of college at Valley Forge Christian College before trying to pursue a musical career
- They met in Nashville in December of 2012 and was signed within two months of their meeting
- Debuted at the country music mecca The Grand Ole Opry February 1, 2014
- This year, the group has won a Grammy for Best Country Duo Group Performance, a Billboard Music Award for Top Country Duo/Group, and an Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Single of the Year for Tequila and ong of the Year for Tequila.
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