NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Recently nominated for ACM “Duo of the Year,” Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) achieve another milestone as “Tequila” becomes one of three country songs on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist.
The music service’s largest playlist boasts more than 19 million
followers, expanding the hit duo’s reach in addition to their slot on
Spotify’s Hot Country playlist with more than 4.5 million
followers. Released in January, “Tequila” tallies over 31 million
on-demand streams, making it one of the Top 20 most streamed country
songs of 2018, and is quickly rising through the Top 40 at country
radio. Dan + Shay performed the “multilayered” (Billboard) single on Ellen earlier this month.
Written by Smyers alongside Jordan Reynolds and Nicholle
Gaylon, “Tequila” earned a Top 5 spot in Australia and summited the
iTunes Country Charts in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland upon release. Dan +
Shay performed the tune last week at CMC Rocks to packed crowds,
marking their first time in Australia. The accompanying video,
conceptualized by Smyers with director Patrick Tracy, has already
amassed over 6.8 million views. Nyle DiMarco, notable deaf activist and
model, stars in the video along Mica Von Turkovich.
“We’ll never forget our first visit to Australia, especially hearing
20,000 country music fans sing ‘Tequila’ back to us,” shared Smyers. “To
top it all off, Spotify added the song to Today’s Top Hits! It’s
always exciting when new listeners discover our music.”
Dan + Shay have scored multiple No. 1’s including
Platinum-certified “From the Group Up,” and Gold-certified “Nothin’ Like
You” and “How Not Too.” “Tequila” serves as the first single from Dan +
Shay’s forthcoming third studio album, expected for release later this
year. The “aching, reflective heartbreak tune” (One Country) has become a staple in their live set with fans singing every word back to them. Continuing their momentum, Dan + Shay will join Rascal Flatts this summer on their Back To Us Tour.
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