Dan + Shay: “Where It All Began” Debuts No. 1 on Billboard Country Album Charts (@DanAndShay)

Photo2_zpsf9199fbbBreakout country duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) impressively debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart today with their highly anticipated album, Where It All Began, making them the only duo in SoundScan reported history to debut at No. 1 with their first album on the Country Albums Chart and the highest charting debut artists of 2014. Released April 1st on Warner Bros. Records, the top honor follows a stellar release week including performances on Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, showcasing their hit single “19 You + Me” which has already sold almost 500,000 tracks and is nearly Top 10. While the debut single was recently featured as a “Hot Music Download” in the new issue of People Country and called out to “equal success” in their USA Today ”On The Verge” feature, the pair also celebrated the release of Where It All Began with features on CNNAccess HollywoodGACPeople, Billboard and more. The ACM Award Nominees recently joined Hunter Hayes on tour through May, stopping last week to perform as the only new artist on the sold-out iHeart Radio festival in Austin, continuing on the road in June with Blake Shelton.

Named an “act that will help define 2014” by Billboard, Dan + Shay wrote every song on their album, as well, the album was produced by Smyers and co-produced by Scott Hendricks and Danny Orton.

Dan + Shay Tour Dates w/ Hunter Hayes on the “We’re Not Invisible Tour”

April 10            Southaven, MS                       Landers Center

April 11            Cape Girardeau, MO              Show Me Center

April 12            Springfield, MO                      JQH Arena

April 17            Huntsville, AL                          Von Braun Center

April 18            Roanoke, VA                          Roanoke Civic Center

April 19            Asheville, NC                          U.S. Cellular Center

April 23            Colorado Springs, CO            CO Springs World Arena

April 24            Salt Lake City, UT                  UCCU Center

May 1              Bangor, ME                            Cross Insurance Center

May 2              Boston, MA                             Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell

May 3              Uncasville, CT                        Mohegan Sun

May 29            Augusta, GA                           James Brown Arena

May 30            Pensacola, FL                         Pensacola Bay Center

May 31            Estero, FL                               Germain Arena

Dan + Shay Tour Dates w/ Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014”

June 20                     Austin, TX                             austin360 Amphitheatre

June 21                     Dallas, TX                              Gexa Energy Pavilion

June 22                     Little Rock, AR                      Verizon Arena

July 19                       Chicago, IL                            Wrigley Field

August 1                    New York, NY                       Madison Square Garden

August 2                    Darien Center, NY               Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center

August 29                  Charlotte, NC                        PNC Music Pavilion

August 30                  Orlando, FL                           Amway Center

September 4             Albuquerque, NM                Isleta Amphitheatre

September 5             Phoenix, AZ                          Ak-Chin Amphitheatre

September 6             San Diego, CA                     Sleep Train Amphitheatre

September 11           Fresno, CA                            Save Mart Center at Fresno State

September 12           Sacramento, CA                   Sleep Train Amphitheatre

September 13           Mtn. View, CA                       Shoreline Amphitheatre

September 18           Spokane, WA                       Spokane Arena

September 19           Tacoma, WA                         Tacoma Dome

September 20           Vancouver, BC                     Rogers Arena

September 25           Boise, ID                                Taco Bell Arena

September 26           Salt Lake City, UT                USANA Amphitheatre

September 27           Denver, CO                           Pepsi Arena

October 4                   Los Angeles, CA                  Hollywood Bowl

October 5                   San Bernardino, CA                        San Manuel Amphitheatre

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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