Dan + Shay
Friday, August 11, 2023
Atlantic Union Bank After Hours ∣ SERVPRO Pavilion in The Meadow Event Park ∣ Doswell, VA
Dan + Shay’s mark on country music – and beyond – continues to grow with the release of their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Good Things. Produced by the duo’s Dan Smyers, the highly imaginative LP is the first country album in the streaming era to achieve RIAA Gold certification at release and is one of the only 12 albums all-genre to be released and go Gold in 2021. Prior to release, the album was already shattering records beginning with its first single, the 4x Platinum multi-week No. 1 hit “10,000 Hours” (with Justin Bieber). With over two billion global streams, “10,000 Hours” became the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history. Their latest No.1, “Glad You Exist,” recently earned Platinum certification in the U.S. and Canada and marks their sixth consecutive chart-topper with over two million equivalents to date.
In 2021, they became the first and only artist to win the GRAMMY Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance 3x consecutively since the category’s inception (2021 – “10,000 Hours,” 2020 – “Speechless,” 2019 – “Tequila”). The reigning Favorite Country Duo or Group winners claimed their 3rd consecutive win for the category at the American Music Awards, where they had swept their categories in 2020, becoming the first country artist ever to win Collaboration of the Year. The 2x CMA Awards Duo of the Year and 3x ACM Awards Duo of the Year recently were named Top Country Duo/Group at the Billboard Music Awards. The duo wrapped their explosive and highly anticipated headlining Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour, which spanned 33 shows and garnered 400,000 total tickets, as well as Kenny Chesney’s Stadium Here and Now Tour last year.
The duo’s Platinum-certified self-titled third album included global hit “Tequila” (7x Platinum and more than 1.4 billion global streams), multi-format hit “Speechless” (5x Platinum and more than 1.3 billion global streams), and No.1 country song “All To Myself” (2x Platinum). In the ten years since they formed, Dan + Shay have garnered over 10 billion global career streams to date, 46 total RIAA certifications and achieved nine No. 1 singles at country radio.