Trio will release new single on Oct 4th
Dan + Shay have teamed with Justin Bieber for “10,000 Hours” that will be released digitally and to country radio on Friday (Oct 4th). The duo teased the pop/country collaboration all week on social media.
“10,000 hours is about spending a lifetime learning and loving your significant other,” Dan Smyers says of the project. “This song is extra special to Shay and I because we wrote it about our beautiful wives, Abby and Hannah. And it was fun to collaborate with our good buddy Justin Bieber on this because he’s in the same boat and just married his wife Hailey. This is one of our favorite songs we’ve ever written and hopefully it resonates with our fans as much as it does with us.”
The song, written by the trio along with Jordan Reynolds, Jessie Jo Dillon and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, will appear on Dan + Shay’s upcoming fourth album, although no further details have been released as of press time. The song was produced by Smyers and will impact country radio upon it’s Friday morning release.
The trio have been friends for many years as Dan + Shay are co-managed by Jason Owen and Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun.
Dan + Shay continue their rapid rise and are taking the music world by storm. The last year has seen GRAMMY, Billboard, ACM, CMT and Teen Choice Award wins – most recently snagging several CMA Awards nominations, the accumulation of over two billion on demand career streams, several mega-hit, chart-topping songs and more. The pair have already sold out headlining UK and US tours in 2019, where they performed from their ever-expanding array of hits including their most recent chart-topper “All To Myself,” their 2x platinum, multi-week No. 1 single “Speechless” and the most-streamed song released in 2018, their multi-platinum global smash “Tequila.” All three are featured on Dan + Shay, which has sold more than one million album equivalents and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart the same week “Tequila” reached No.1 on the Country Airplay chart, marking the first time since 2009 that a duo or group has topped both charts simultaneously.
Dan + Shay made SoundScan recorded history as the first new country duo to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their gold-certified first album, Where It All Began. Their catalogue comprises three albums, including Where It All Began, Obsessed, and Dan + Shay, six platinum singles, including the duo’s debut “19 You + Me,” and their six No. 1 hits: “Tequila,” “Speechless,” “All To Myself,” “Nothin’ Like You,” “From The Ground Up” and “How Not To.”
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