As Dan + Shay’s new album Good Things arrived for fans, they claimed the number-one song in country music with “Glad You Exist.”
The track started as a note in Dan Smyers phone as something he’d say to his wife to show his appreciation. As they worked on the song during the quarantine of 2020, Dan and Shay Mooney realized that the track came to mean so much more to them, and then everyone else who heard it.
When the uncertainty of the shutdown had everyone questioning the future, Dan had one simple hope for the song, “We kind of have this grand vision for whenever things get back to normal, and we can finally get back out there on the road…we want to be standing in the middle of the arena, turn all the house lights on, and this is just one big feel good sing-along.”
Well, they got that moment they wished for earlier this week during a concert in Nashville that was to celebrate the launch of their new album, Good Things.
Speaking of Good Things, Dan + Shay’s brand-new album made a bit of country music history as it is the first country album to ever be certified GOLD the week it was released.
Dan + Shay weren’t done with their amazing week. So, as Good Things is getting Gold, and “Glad You Exist” is topping the country airplay charts, “Steal My Love” was named the most added song on country music this week.
Talking about the track, Dan says, “Steal My Love is one of the most fun songs we ever recorded. Anybody we played it for…our wives, our friends, our family, our team…basically gets out of their chair and starts dancing when that first chorus hits. The song evolved through many many different iterations. It started out as just an acoustic guitar and a bunch of vocals, but then we added drums and then we added bass, we added keys and it just evolved into what it is we’re so proud of this tune and most importantly we can’t wait to get out and play it live on the arena tour.”
Soon after being named as the number-1 added song, the music video for “Steal My Love” dropped, and in 48 hours, garnered more than 5 million views, prompting the guys to message to their fans “y’all this is INSANE. thanks for watching!”
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The guys are now less than a month away from bringing all their new music along with fan favorite hits on the road on their Arena tour, which launches September 9th in South Carolina. Then, for 4 months the guys will make up for lost touring time by crisscrossing the nation making sure to let their fans know that Dan + Shay are glad they exist.
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