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.

All information obtained by artist's Facebook page and Wikipedia.

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