Dan + Shay, Crow top releases
Friday, August 13, 2021
– Dan + Shay are out with "Good Things" today. Produced by the duo's Dan Smyers, "Good Things" includes the first single "10,000 Hours" with Justin Bieber. Other songs include "Glad You Exist" and the title track, which is the current single.
Shay Mooney, the other half of Dan + Shay, or Smyers had a hand in writing all 12 songs.
Sheryl Crow is "Live From the Ryman & More," a 27-song set filled with tracks from her "Threads" CD and signature hits such as "Strong Enough," "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up The Sun." The music was recorded over five nights at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Los Angeles' Ace Theatre and the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.
Jeremy Garrett, fiddle player for The Infamous Stringdusters, is out today with "Wanderer's Compass." Garrett utilizes fiddle, guitar and mandolin to create a variety of sounds. Garrett presents originals interleaved with covers of songs by writers ranging from an Israeli pop singer to Coldplay to Jimmie Rodgers. Garrett does a duet with guitarist Jon Stickley ("I'm Not The Enemy"), and new songs written during troubled times ("The World Keeps Turning Around"), several with frequent collaborator Jon Weisberger.
Kalie Shorr drops a five-song EP, "I Got Here By Accident," today via TMWRK Records. Produced by Butch Walker (P!nk, Taylor Swift, Green Day),the release contains only Shorr and Walker.
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The track list on Dan +Shay's self-titled third album has a song crediting Kelly Clarkson as a featured vocalist. Upon a full listen, you will think they forgot about a few others. The disc features the duo's contemporary sound that mirrors many artists in the genre. The lead-off track, "Alone Together," evokes Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox and is half of the only seven minutes on the tidy 35-minute collection that represent anything near up-tempo.
The duo puts the ballads on ...
Dan Myers and James Shay Mooney came from different parts of the country (Allegheny County, Pa. and Arkansas, respectively) and met in Nashville where each was tracking the well-worn path to country music success. They began writing songs together a little over three years ago, already have a hit album ("Where It All Began") and now have another tiger by the tail.
Dan + Shay know a hook, can write songs and have identified a sweet spot in the formula of country music success. ...
Dan + Shay debut with a likable disc, if your bent is the Rascal Flatts world of country. In fact, Dan Smyers of Pittsburgh and Shay Mooney of Arkansas come mighty close to mimicking the longstanding country stars with the biggest difference that they're a duo and Rascal Flatts is a trio. Perhaps the similarities ought come as no surprise because the duo started writing the day after they met in Nashville in December 2012. Guess who placed their first song on hold? Rascal Flatts. ...