Dan + Shay is an American country music duo composed of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. Before the duo's foundation, Mooney was a solo artist on T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment label, and Smyers was a member of a group called Bonaventure as well as a previous member of the band Transition on the Floodgate Records label. The two met in Nashville, Tennessee in December 2012 and started writing the day after they met. Within two months the duo had multiple publishing offers and signed with Warner/Chappell Music.
In October 2013 their debut single “19 You + Me” was released. Dan + Shay wrote the song with Danny Orton. Their debut album “Where It All Began” was released in April 2014, which Orton produced with Scott Hendricks.
The duo made their Grand Ole Opry debut February 1, 2014. They also received a 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Duo of the Year nomination.