Dan + Shay offer a different shot of "Tequila"
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
– Dan + Shay are climbing the charts with their single "Tequila," but they offered an alternative live and acoustic video of "Tequila" last night.
Filmed in a Breckenridge, Col. lodge and directed by Patrick Tracy - the same location and director as the official video - the "Tequila" live and acoustic video features the platinum-selling duo accompanied by a single guitar.
Dan Smyers of the duo penned "Tequila" alongside Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds.
"Tequila" is the first single from Dan + Shay's third studio album, due out later this year. The forthcoming LP follows Gold-certified debut album "Where It All Began" with the hits "Nothin' Like You" and Platinum-certified "19 You + Me" in addition to sophomore album "Obsessed," which contains the hits "From the Ground Up" and "How Not To." This summer, Dan + Shay will hit the road with Rascal Flatts on their Back To Us Tour.
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