Dan + Shay Land 2014 ACM Nomination for “Vocal Duo of the Year” (@DanandShay)

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Nashvilles hottest new duoDan + Shay, received their first ever nomination for 2014 ACM Awards Vocal Duo of the Year, presented by Darius Rucker. We could not be prouder to be nominated. Its a dream come true!, they announced upon hearing the news.Timing couldnt be better, as the pair are set to make their Grand Ole Opry debut this Saturday, February 1, performing on the historic stage.

Earlier this week, Dan + Shay released the official music video for their Top 20 debut single 19 You + Me, which is now availableeverywhere.The exclusive premiere was quickly embracedfollowing thereveal, ranking as the No. 1 video acrossMTV, VH1, and CMT Artist Platforms and outranking all other postGrammy artistvideos upon release.Filmed in Myrtle Beach late last year, directed by Brian Lazzaro and edited by Patrick Tracy, the premiere ran on CMT, Artists.CMT, iHeartRadio and more than 120 Clear Channel Media and Entertainments country station websites. The nostalgic feel-good track is the debut single from the Dan + Shays forthcoming album due out later this year on Warner Bros. Records. Currently putting the finishing touches on the yet to be titled release, the debut album is written entirely by Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, produced by Smyers and co-produced by Scott Hendricks and Nashville songwriter, Danny Orton.19 You + Me shot into the Top 20 on the charts after only thirteen weeks and garnered Dan + Shay the title of the most-added duo at country radio in 2013.

This spring Dan + Shay will go on tour withGRAMMY nominee, Hunter Hayes, on his “We’re Not Invisible Tour” kicking offon March 20(dates listed below). The duo will continue on the road this summerwith superstar, Blake Shelton, on his “Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014” beginning in June(dates and venues TBA). As well, Dan + Shay are excited to be the only new artists included on the first annual iHeartRadio Country Festival being held in Austin March 29th, which is already sold out and includes an all-star line-up.

Smyers, a Pittsburgh, Penn. Native, and Mooney, originally of Natural Dam, Ark., realized they had a special musical connection after meeting at a party at Smyers house, in his tented out living room only one year ago. What started as a late night jam session among new friends, led to daily writing sessions that resulted in songs which quickly caught the attention of publishers, label heads and radio programmers a like. For more info, please visitdanandshay.com, and followhttp://twitter.com/danandshay.

 

Hunter Hayes Were Not Invisible Tour Dates with Dan + Shay (**except where noted)

March 20 Pikeville, KY

March 21 Huntington, WV

March 22 Youngstown, OH

March 27 Peoria, IL

March 28 Toledo, OH

**March 29 Austin, TX (iHeartRadio Country Festival)

April 10 Memphis, TN

April 11 Cape Girardeau, MO

April 12 Springfield, MO

April 17 Huntsville, AL

April 18 Roanoke, VA

April 19 Asheville, NC

April 23 Colorado Springs, CO

April 24 Salt Lake City, UT

May 1 Bangor, ME

May 2 Boston, MA

May 3 Uncasville, CT

May 29 Augusta, GA

May 30 Pensacola, FL

May 31 Estero, FL

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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