Dan+Shay Welcome 10,000 Fans For “Tequila Tuesday” Nashville Street Concert

Warner Music Nashville’s John Esposito with Dan+Shay. Photo: Jeremy Harris

Warner Music Nashville duo Dan+Shay welcomed 10,000 fans to the heart of Nashville’s Music Row area Tuesday night (Aug. 14) for “Tequila Tuesday,” a 17-song outdoor concert that included their recent smash “Tequila,” as well as signature songs like “19 You + Me,” “Nothin’ Like You,” “How Not To,” and “From The Ground Up.” Fans began lining up in the early morning hours yesterday, with the line spanning several blocks before the door opened at 6 p.m. The street between BMI and Warner Music Nashville was blocked off as fans crowded the street to support their favorite duo.

“This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen,” Mooney said onstage. “This is my favorite show we’ve played in my career.”

Welcoming a massive crowd for a concert at the epicenter of Nashville’s music industry is only the latest milestone the duo has reached this year. Warner Music Nashville Chairman & CEO John Esposito surprised the duo with plaques honoring “Tequila” for sales surpassing one million track equivalents. During “Tequila” Dan + Shay also welcomed co-writers Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds to the stage, with whom they celebrated the single’s success at a No. 1 party earlier in the afternoon.

Dan+Shay. Photo: Jeremy Harris.

“Tequila” is the No. 4 most-streamed country song of the year, with an estimated 200 million on-demand streams. More than a month following its peak, “Tequila” is still the No. 1 most-played recurrent on country radio. Their latest single “Speechless” has already earned more than 42 million on-demand streams. Additionally, Dan+Shay’s self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the country albums sales chart earlier this year.

Presented by Citi National Bank, the street party featured Music City food trucks, festive beverages, assorted street games and more. The event also allowed guests to donate on-site to Musicians On Call, and Dan + Shay, in conjunction with Warner Music Nashville and Warner/Chappell Music, kicked off the evening with a $5,000 donation to the organization.

The duo is currently in an opening slot on Rascal Flatts’ Back To Us Tour, and will join Chris Young’s Losing Sleep Tour in October. They will launch 2019 with a UK tour.

Pictured (L-R): John Esposito (WMN), Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Pete Griffin (MoC), Shane Tarleton (WMN)


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