Dan + Shay Brave The Rain To Celebrate Upcoming Album

Dan + Shay Obsessed

Gloomy weather couldn’t keep Warner Music Nashville duo Dan + Shay, along with their team, from celebrating the upcoming release of their sophomore album Obsessed. Warner Music Nashville Chairman and CEO John Esposito hosted a celebration held at Warner Music Nashville’s offices on Wednesday afternoon (May 25) turning Warner’s regular Pickin’ on the Patio party into an album preview party.

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Dan Smyers welcomed a swarm of fans, who were all too happy to brave the rain to hear a rooftop preview performance of tracks from Obsessed, which will release June 3.

Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay

Prior to the performance, the duo was surprised by Liz Kennedy, a representative from the RIAA, announcing two certifications for tracks from their previous album, Where It All Began. Dan+Shay’s breakthrough hit, “19 You + Me” has been certified platinum, while “Nothin’ Like You” has been certified gold.

“There is nothing harder or scarier than a sophomore record,” said Scott Hendricks, who co-produced Obsessed with Smyers. “The first one, you’ve got a whole lot of time to make it. The second one, it’s a whole other story, and many times as you know, it’s hard to live up to the first record. These guys came focused, they came with more songs than we can put on the record. We were arguing up to the last day about what songs to take off. They are writing machines. Working with Dan on this thing, he’s an incredible producer. The songs, I couldn’t be more proud of this record. There are a lot of hit songs on this record, even more than on the first. I can’t wait for the world to hear this.”

Pictured (L-R): Lisa Ray, VP Brand Management; Peter Strickland, EVP & GM, WMN; Dan Smyers; Scott Hendricks, EVP A&R; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, WMN; Shay Mooney; Liz Kennedy, Director, Communications and Gold & Platinum Program, RIAA; Kevin Herring, SVP Promotion; Chris Palmer, VP Promotion

Pictured (L-R): Lisa Ray, VP Brand Management; Peter Strickland, EVP & GM, WMN; Dan Smyers; Scott Hendricks, EVP A&R; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, WMN; Shay Mooney; Liz Kennedy, Director, Communications and Gold & Platinum Program, RIAA; Kevin Herring, SVP Promotion; Chris Palmer, VP Promotion

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