It was in 2014 that Dan + Shay released their very first album together, Where It All Began.

Where it all did begin, was December 7th, 2012 – that’s when Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney were introduced to one another at a party. The very next day their musical journey together started as they got together to write some songs.

2 months later, they were officially a country music making duo, and had a record contract.

October 14th 2013, their single, “19 You + Me,” hit country radio, and 5 months later, April 1st 2014, their debut album, Where It All Began was released.

Looking back on that, Dan + Shay shared, “7 years ago today we released our debut album ‘where it all began’. it was a collection of *demos* that we made on a laptop before we were even officially a band and it went on to change our lives forever. just wanted to say thanks so much to everyone who’s been with us on this journey. y’all inspire us more than you know and we can’t wait to get back on the road to sing these songs together. here’s a little acoustic bit of our first #1 at country radio, “nothin’ like you” (Abby always said this should have been the 2nd single after “19 you + me”…whoops ). what was your fave song on this album? shay’s dad says his favorite was ‘party girl’.”

Of course these days we’re glad that Dan + Shay exist…

Photo Credit: Catherine Powell

This article was originally published on TheCountryDaily.com

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