Dan Smyers - Biography
Last Modified: Sep 27, 2022
|Best Known For:||Dan + Shay (band)|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Born on :||August 16, 1987 (age 35)|
|Birth Name /
|Daniel Christopher Smyers|
|Birth Place:||Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Father's Name:||Dan Smyers Sr.|
|Mother's Name:||Patti Smyers|
|High School:||North Allegheny Senior High School|
|University:||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (Japanese, Irish, Scottish, English, German)|
|Married Date:||May 17, 2017|
|Wife's Name:||Abby Smyers|
|Height:||1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Dan Smyers?
Dan Smyers is a singer, and songwriter by profession, and American by nationality. He is one half of the duo Dan + Shay, Shay Mooney being the other half.
Dan Smyers – Age, Parents, Siblings
Dan Smyers’ birth took place on August 16, 1987, in Wexford, Pennsylvania, the United States to parents Dan Smyers Sr. and Patti Smyers. His full name/birth name is Daniel Christopher Smyers. Among all his information, the facts about his siblings are the least known.
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For education, Smyers attended North Allegheny Senior High School from which he also graduated. While in high school, he spent his time touring and trying to cut into the music industry. He then enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University to study finance.
His ethnicity is Japanese, Irish, Scottish, English, and German.
Dan Smyers – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Dan Smyers began his relationship with Abby Law in early 2013 after meeting at an animal rescue center. After three and a half years of dating, the Smyers proposed to Law in November 2016 on the beach of Waikiki, Hawaii.
Six months later, they married on May 13, 2017, and the two could not look more perfect for each other.
They do not have any children nor have announced news of pregnancy as of yet. But they are parents to three rescued canines named Chief, Joy, and Ghost. The couple seems to be very happy with their life, marriage, and career.
Law is also good friends with Shay Mooney’s wife Hannah Billingsley.
Dan Smyers – Career
On December 7, 2012, Dan Smyers met Shay Mooney in Nashville, Tennessee. The very next day the duo started writing songs and music and within two months they had collected many publishing offers. Finally, the duo made the decision to sign with Warner/Chappell Music, a division of Warner Music Group as Dan + Shay.
With the help of Danny Orton, the musical duo wrote the song 19 You + Me, which was released on October 14, 2013. The single was a success, receiving several praises along the way. The band, already established with a single, released its debut album Where It All Began on April 1, 2014. Of course, they were helped by Orton, Rhett Atkins, and Ben Hayslip.
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A single from the album, Nothin' Like You, which was released on February 23, 2015, reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in December 2015.
Dan + Shay then went on to become the opening act for country musicians like Hunter Hayes, and Blake Shelton. Encouraged, the duo began their own tour on October 9, 2014, in Minneapolis and was titled Where It All Began Tour. This was followed by another tour Just the Right Kind of Crazy Tour in 2015.
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Source: rollingstone (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney performs on stage)
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney released another album titled Obsessed on June 3, 2016, selling over 95,700 copies in the US alone. Their latest album is Dan + Shay, released on June 22, 2018, and had collaborations with Kelly Clarkson. They had beforehand released the album’s single Tequila in January 2018, reaching the top 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In August 2018 the duo released Dan + Shay (The Vocals) and collaboration with Lindsey Stirling also is to be noted. They released their fourth studio album Good Things in 2021.
Dan Smyers – Awards, Nominations
The duo has been nominated for prestigious awards such as the Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, CMT Music Awards, Grammy Awards, etc.
Among all the nominations, they have won 2015’s ASCAP Country Music Awards for Most Performed Songs, and 2018’s CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year – Tequila.
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Their most recent winning is the 2019’s Grammy Awards for the category Best Country Duo Group Performance while being nominated for Best Country Song, also by 2019 Grammy Awards.
Dan + Shay earned six nominations at the Academy of County Music Awards and won the best duo prize, song of the year, and single record of the year.
In October 2019, Smyers, his wife Abby, Shay Mooney's wife Hannah, and Justin Bieber's wife Hailey were featured in their new song 10,000 Hours.
Dan Smyers – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Smyers is estimated to be around $1 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.
Dan Smyers – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Dan Smyers is followed by almost a million followers. He also has an official website - danandshay.com.
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