Dan Smyers - Biography
Last Modified: Jul 7, 2020
|Born on :||August 16, 1987 (age 34)|
|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, 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 on his siblings are the least known.
Source: pbs-twimg-com (Dan Smyers with his father)
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, German.
Dan Smyers: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Dan Smyers began relationship Abby Law in early 2013 after meeting at an animal rescue centre. After three and a half years of dating, the Smyers proposed to Law in November 2016 in 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 has announcement of pregnancy as of yet but 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 their debut album Where It All Began on April 1, 2014. Of course, they were helped by Orton, Rhett Atkins and Ben Hayslip.
A single of the album, Nothin' Like You, which was released 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, 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.
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 Tequila, released on June 22, 2018, had collaborations with Kelly Clarkson. They had beforehand released the album’s single with the same title in January 2018, reaching 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.
Dan Smyers: Awards, Nominations
The duo has been nominated for prestigious awards such as 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, 2018’s CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year – Tequila.
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 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, Facebook, Dan Smyers is followed by almost a million followers. He also has an official website - danandshay.com.
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