Reigning ACM Vocal Duo of the Year winners, Dan + Shay took over TODAY this morning in New York City, as part of the Citi Concert Series. Some lucky fans and press got to witness the duo sing four songs off their self-titled platinum album, including current singles, “All to Myself” and “Speechless.”
After meeting some fans and giving away some free tickets to their concert, the duo took the stage at the packed Rockefeller Plaza. Beginning with their number one single, “Speechless,” both singers gave it their all while encouraging the audience to sing along. The crowd obliged, screaming the lyrics, throughout the entire song. Dan + Shay went on to sing their other single, “All To Myself” with just as much energy and crowd participation.
For their next two songs, the singer-songwriters took to their Twitter to get input from their fans on what to sing. Fans chose the enticing upbeat track, “Alone Together” and the heartwarming song, “My Side of the Fence.” The latter which they sang, during ‘The Artist Lounge’ acoustic segment. Both songs were tracks that the duo have never performed on television before, making it a special moment for fans who were present for the show. Fans went crazy as Shay hit the high notes and as Dan got the crowd pumped, during “Alone Together.”
In between songs, TODAY co-hosts took some time to chat with the duo about their success, their music video for “Speechless,” as well as, their inspiration for the music. When asked about their journey to stardom, Shay shared, “Looking back, we’ve had a lot of amazing experiences. And our fans have been with us since day 1. It’s been incredible, it also feels like it happened like that […] This all has felt like a whirlwind- it’s been amazing.”
After their performance of “My Side of the Fence,” the duo visited ‘The Artist Lounge,” to talk more about their incredible year and music. Introduced as “two of the biggest names in the business” and honored for their Grammy win, multiple ACMs, and the most streamed country song in 2018- “Tequila,” Dan + Shay chatted about their accomplishments and their experience as artists. The duo mentioned that they “write about what we know” and shared, “That’s the cool part of being a duo, we can kind of keep each other in check […] Dude, it’s not so bad, we’re doing music,” when asked how they push through the hard times.
As always Dan + Shay delivered vocally while maintaining their humble, funny, and kind personalities that make them so endearing. Check out snippets from the epic morning with the duo on our Instagram Stories.
Dan + Shay will be touring all summer long, as part of Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour 2019,’ alongside Morgan Wallen and HARDY. The tour hits the tristate area in July, first on July 11th at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey and again at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on July 20th. For tickets and more information, head to danandshay.com.
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