MusicRow Magazine’s 2020 ‘InCharge’ Issue Features Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay grace the cover of MusicRow Magazine’s 33rd annual InCharge issue, which releases today.

This annual guide, now in its 33rd year, highlights key music industry executives in Nashville’s entertainment community. Each of the 396 profiles includes updated contact information, career biography, and detailed board and organizational membership affiliations.

The guide also includes a company appendix, record label staff appendix, and a professional categories appendix which lists executives by their areas of expertise, including music publishing, legal, finance, performing rights organizations and more.

“The many segments of our industry including labels, finance, legal, management, marketing, publicity, PROs, publishing, radio, production and touring are represented in this issue featuring those top executives in each segment who are crucial in continuing the success and the future of the Nashville music industry,” says MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson. “As the industry rebuilds and realigns once the COVID-19 pandemic is curtailed, it’s these valued and respected people and the many who they represent who will undoubtedly successfully navigate the resilience and fortitude of our industry.”

Global superstars Dan + Shay are an unstoppable force in country music and beyond. The history-making duo has impressively garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music and Billboard Music Award wins and nominations across their explosive career. With more than four billion career streams globally as well as several mega-hit songs, they recently took home a second consecutive GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. In addition to being the fastest country song to reach one million U.S. track equivalents in 2019, their multi-week No. 1 hit “10,000 Hours” (with Justin Bieber) earned the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history and currently boasts 1 billion global streams and over 2.5 million U.S. track equivalents to date. “10,000 Hours” is the first song by a country duo or group ever to debut in the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 5 and spent 21 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs. The worldwide smash has already achieved Double Platinum certification in Australia and Canada, Platinum in the U.S. and Gold certification in more than five other countries.

Continuing into 2020, Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour will play to major markets across the country and includes a stop at the iconic Madison Square Garden, which sold out in under 90 minutes, and two consecutive sold-out nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for opening weekend. Their Platinum-certified self-titled album spawned recent chart-topper “All To Myself” (Platinum), multi-week No. 1 “Speechless” (3x Platinum), global smash “Tequila” (4x Platinum, BMI 2019 Country Song of the Year) and more. In the seven years since they formed, Dan + Shay have accumulated 26 total RIAA certifications and achieved seven No. 1 singles at country radio.

LABEL: Warner Music Nashville
LATEST SINGLE: “10,000 Hours”
PRO: ASCAP (Dan Smyers), BMI (Shay Mooney)
MANAGEMENT: Sandbox Entertainment, SB Projects
RECENT HITS: “10,000 Hours” (with Justin Bieber), “All To Myself,” “Speechless,” “Tequila”
AWARDS: (2) GRAMMY, (3) ACM [and an additional (2) wins for Dan Smyers as songwriter and producer], (3) CMA Triple Play [Dan (1), Shay (2)], (2) AMA, (2) CMT Music, (2) Teen Choice, (1) Billboard, (1) CMA
RIAA CERTS TO DATE: (1) Platinum Album, (1) Gold Album, (1) 4x Platinum Single, (1) 3x Platinum Single, (1) 2x Platinum single, (5) Platinum singles, (1) Gold Single
SPECIAL TV APPEARANCES: ACM, Billboard, CMA, CMT, GRAMMY Awards; American Idol, CMA Fest, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Good Morning America, Ellen, FOX Super Bowl LIV Pregame, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Live with Kelly and Ryan, TODAY, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and more
BIRTHDAY: August 16 (Smyers), December 27 (Mooney)
HOMETOWN: Wexford, PA (Smyers), Natural Dam, AR (Mooney)

Single copies of InCharge are available for purchase for $110, and are included with yearly memberships at no additional cost. Please note that issues of MusicRow Magazine’s InCharge issue can only be purchased online as the MusicRow building is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.


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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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