Attention! If you are not aware of the country duo Dan + Shay and their super cute song that’s been hitting the top of the radio charts, “19 You + Me,” then you need to keep reading! If you are aware of this awesome team, then you still need to keep reading because we’ve got an exclusive interview with Dan Smyers. Dan talked to us all the way from Arizona where he was battling the heat (and rattlesnakes) as the group preps for their first North American headlining tour, “Where It All Began” starting October 9th in Minneapolis, MN. The group has been opening for country stars such as Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton this past year, and are super excited to be heading out their own.
We chatted with Dan about what to expect from their new tour, his most embarrassing moment, and how far he’s gone to impress a girl. (Hint: It’s super cute!) Read on to see what Dan had to say and don’t forget to check out Dan + Shay’s tour dates here to see if they’re coming to a city near you! Here are 8 things you need to know about Dan Smyers.
He Loves His Fans - A Lot"We always try and stay after shows for meet and greets as much as we can. Our new tour is going to be super up close event and we're looking forward to it. We love meeting the fans." Photo source: twitter
He Gives Great Relationship Advice..."You always have to keep your head up. If things are meant to work out they will fall into place. You just have to keep a positive attitude and what's meant to be will happen for you. Somebody will come into your life that loves you more than that person previously might have." Photo source: Instagram
His Most Embarrassing Moment Involves A Game"We were sitting in class playing the [game] Categories. And you know when you go first in Categories you have a world of opportunities so it's easy. The teacher said that the category was Peanuts Characters and he was talking about Charlie Brown. And I was like this is great I can only think of one and I shouted out the Planters guy! You know the peanut guy that has the cane and the monocle? And I wasn't thinking of Charlie Brown at all. All I was thinking about was winning the game. And it wasn't correct at all! The girl I liked started to laugh at me. That didn't workout. I embarrassed myself in a game of Categories." Photo source: Instagram
He Once Wrote A Cheesy Song For His Crush"One time I wrote this song for a girl. I was in 9th grade, and I recorded it really badly on my computer. I got in touch with her sister to find out her locker combination and I bought a huge thing of flowers for her birthday. I put them in her locker with the CD. It had her name in it. It was the cheesiest thing!" Photo source: Instagram
If He Could Be One Emjoi, It Would Be..."One of the three monkeys. Probably the one with his hands on his ears." Photo source: Instagram
He Brings Something Super Special On Tour With Him..."Joy [my dog] has a great vibe. Like whatever is going on or the stresses of the road she's great to have around." Photo source: Instagram
His Best Quality Is..."Perseverance. It is such an important quality. There's always going to be people out there who are super talented and gifted. But I had a basketball coach, when I was a kid, tell me that 'hard work beats talent and talent doesn't work hard.' So I always say, I might not be the most talented guy out there, but I'm always going to out work the next person." Photo source: Instagram
He Almost Quit Music..."I was so close to quitting music and doing something else. It took me a long time to get where I am. Dan + Shay happened fast, but I had been writing songs, playing in bands, traveling and just trying to figure it out for over 10 years. I wasn't making any money, and my parents were like, "Are you sure you don't want to go to grad school or get a job?" Never give up if you really believe in something and your super passionate about it. It will work out." Photo source: Instagram
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